Comments on: How much do Apple employees earn? http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/01/19/how-much-do-apple-employees-earn/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: cortesr http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/01/19/how-much-do-apple-employees-earn/comment-page-1/#comment-35221 Mon, 23 Jan 2012 00:59:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=11961#comment-35221 Interesting article Felix

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By: Danny_Black http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/01/19/how-much-do-apple-employees-earn/comment-page-1/#comment-35202 Sat, 21 Jan 2012 07:15:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=11961#comment-35202 FifthDecade, will happily bet that the senior management of Apple are paying less as a percentage in tax than the proverbial cleaning lady at Apple.

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By: Publius http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/01/19/how-much-do-apple-employees-earn/comment-page-1/#comment-35192 Fri, 20 Jan 2012 20:05:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=11961#comment-35192 Income from option exercise is only a long-term gain if you buy the stock and hold it for a year or more. If you sell it right away you are taxed on the difference b/t the exercise price and the strike price as if it were ordinary income.

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By: Publius http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/01/19/how-much-do-apple-employees-earn/comment-page-1/#comment-35191 Fri, 20 Jan 2012 20:04:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=11961#comment-35191 Income from option exercise is only a long-term gain if you buy the stock and hold it for a year or more. If you sell it right away you are taxed on the difference b/t the exercise price and the strike price as if it were ordinary income.

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By: TFF http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/01/19/how-much-do-apple-employees-earn/comment-page-1/#comment-35188 Fri, 20 Jan 2012 17:54:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=11961#comment-35188 FifthDecade, how are options grants taxed? As income or as long-term capital gains?

That is really the question…

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By: FifthDecade http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/01/19/how-much-do-apple-employees-earn/comment-page-1/#comment-35187 Fri, 20 Jan 2012 14:56:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=11961#comment-35187 I don’t care how much they earn, but I bet they pay more than 15% tax!

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By: Durjanbhai http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/01/19/how-much-do-apple-employees-earn/comment-page-1/#comment-35186 Fri, 20 Jan 2012 12:47:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=11961#comment-35186 Raises an interesting point of why Apple remains a public company right? Shareholders in Apple have been rewarded with share price appreciation, but it has been employees who have been the real winners. And this would not have been possible if Apple had been a private firm.

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By: rjs0 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/01/19/how-much-do-apple-employees-earn/comment-page-1/#comment-35178 Thu, 19 Jan 2012 23:36:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=11961#comment-35178 what about the slave labor making their products at Foxconn in china?

http://marketwatch666.blogspot.com/2012/ 01/get-your-kindles-iphones-ipads-xboxes .html

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By: KenG_CA http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/01/19/how-much-do-apple-employees-earn/comment-page-1/#comment-35173 Thu, 19 Jan 2012 21:04:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=11961#comment-35173 LucasW, guanix, MS did get preferred shares for that investment, but they exchanged them for 18 million shares of common, which they have sold off.

I don’t understand why what Apple pays its employees is big news. They’re competitive, so what’s the problem? Do they have to pay more? People seem happy there, and they design great products. If they were unhappy, most would be able to get jobs elsewhere.

But then it might be hard to sell a book if you say things like that.

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By: Btherm http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/01/19/how-much-do-apple-employees-earn/comment-page-1/#comment-35172 Thu, 19 Jan 2012 20:55:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=11961#comment-35172 Microsoft’s 1997 Apple investment was structured as 150,000 shares of Apple Series-A, nonvoting, convertible (after Aug 2000 at $8.25/common share) preferred stock worth $150 million.

By end of 2001, Microsoft had converted all preferred into 18.2 million common shares…and then exited its investment entirely by end of 2003.

[Note, these shares would equate to 36.4 million common shares on a post-split (Feb 2005) basis.]

Regards,
The Coventry League

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