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Yang Yuanqing  (Source: Harikrishna Katragadda / Mint)
10,000 workers get generous bonus from Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanqing

It will come as no surprise to anyone who follows the technology world that CEOs at major corporations make a ton of money. Often their bonuses are even more than their yearly income. The CEO of Lenovo, Yang Yuanqing, recently received a fat bonus of $3 million. Rather than stuffing that big bonus away in his own bank account, Yang Yuanqing gave it away.
 
The CEO took the $3 million bonus and distributed it among 10,000 junior level employees. Among the employees to receive a piece of the pie were receptionists, production line workers, and assistants. Each of those 10,000 employees received a bonus of 2000 yuan, which works out to about $314 USD.
 
Lenovo had its best fiscal year ever, which ended in March. Lenovo saw a 73% increase in net profit compared to the previous year and Yang had previously said that it was a "record-setting year for Lenovo."
 
It's nice to see an executive giving away a huge chunk of money to the employees that had as much to do with Lenovo's successful year as any executive within the company.

Lenovo has recently launched several new products and services, including new no-contract broadband plans for its mobile computers.

Source: CNN



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Is my math incorrect?
By johnnycanadian on 7/20/2012 10:18:53 AM , Rating: 2
According to Google, 3M USD is 19.12M Yuan. Divided by 10000 is 1912 per employee, thus he gave away his entire bonus, not just a part of it?




RE: Is my math incorrect?
By octagonalman on 7/20/2012 10:35:20 AM , Rating: 2
My reading is that he got an extra $3 million as a bonus, separate to his 'regular' bonus, and only gave the whole of the extra part away.


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