Google awards eye-goggling bonuses

March 12, 2011 at 1:44 PM
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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 12 (UPI) -- U.S. Internet giant Google said it paid its top executive handsome bonus checks for 2010 after earning $8.5 billion for the year.

In a regulatory filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Google said it handed Chief Business Officer Nikesh Arora a $2.7 million bonus and an equity award of $20 million, The Wall Street Journal reported Saturday.

Chief Financial Officer Patric Pichette was given a $2.7 million bonus and $15 million in equity.

The firm gave $1.8 million to senior vice president Alan Eustace, who was also granted $10 million in equity stock. Senor vice president of production Jonathan Rosenberg was given $1.7 million plus an equity package worth $5 million.

As for the Alpha males at Google, former Chief Executive Officer Eric Schmidt was not given a bonus for the year, although he was given $100 million in stock when he retired in January, turning his CEO responsibilities over to co-founder Larry Page.

Schmidt is now the firm's executive chairman.

Page and co-founder Sergei Brin were not given bonuses, the Journal reported.

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