Google Has About 900 Millionaires, Some Leaving
|Google Has About 900 Millionaires, Some Leaving|
Luckily, Google isn’t suffering the brain drain as bad as some other companies with high-flying stock have had in the past, like Microsoft (which created 12,000 millionaires). The reason: For many, working at Google is fun. Maybe the ad sales guys don’t have as fun a time, but Google’s engineers have a lot of opportunity to stay at Google, invest their new wealth, and try their hand at some interesting projects. And if that isn’t good enough, just the perks, like free food and fun activities available on campus, make it worth it even if you don’t need the money.
To some employees, who have enough money they don’t need to worry about their actual job, Google may feel like being at college again. And hey, if you create a great product that really takes off, you might get a Founders Award, and find yourself rich all over again.