According to Reuters Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer is selling some of his holdings of Microsoft stock, worth about $1.3 billion. He plans to sell up to 75 million shares by year-end. This will reduce his share in Microsoft with about 12%. Of course rumors directly came up. But be honest: wouldn’t we all like such a dream deal? Isn’t that what every entrepreneur is hoping for?Will Ballmer be leaving Microsoft? Doesn’t he believe in Windows Phone 7, which is being released right now, does he have private financial issues or is it just bad timing? I don’t know and I don’t mind. It’s great for him to cash after all the hard work.
Based on a statement on the Microsoft website you would conclude it’s purely a private matter:
“Even though this is a personal financial matter, I want to be clear about this to avoid any confusion,” Ballmer said. “I am excited about our new products and the potential for our technology to change people’s lives, and I remain fully committed to Microsoft and its success.”
But should we really believe it? We might never know.
Steve enjoy! I wouldn’t mind to face such a dream deal 🙂