We know Activision made a ton of money from the launch of Modern Warfare 2, but just how much did the company's much-loved boss, Robert Kotick, manage to score for himself? Here's a hint: loads.
Flush with the success of the launch, Kotick this week offloaded almost two million Activision stock options he'd held since 2000. When they were worth $1.03 each. In this post-Modern Warfare 2 world, however, they're worth around $11.50.
Want me to do the math for you? Subtract the $2 million strike price from the equation and Kotick earned himself just over $20 million. In less than a week.
Think he's an asshole? He can't hear you. His mansions are insulated with money.
Activision CEO reaps $20.2 million in three-day stock sale [GameSpot]