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Seriously: Hector Ruiz Didn't Get That Raise

Seriously: Hector Ruiz Didn't Get That Raise

Eyebrows were raised last week when reports came in saying that AMD CEO Hector Ruiz received a 7.4% raise last week, despite the problems the semiconductor company is having.  We can all rest easy knowing it's just a misunderstanding.

It turns out that a senior member of AMD's public relations staff erred when confirming Thursday afternoon--prior to publishing this report--that Hector was given a raise this week. The raise in question actually came last year, and the $1,046,358 in the proxy statement reflected that Hector spent part of 2006 making $950,000, and part of 2006 making $1,124,000. Hector's annual salary rate has changed slightly since then, but by just $24,000 or so to reflect a different accounting treatment of a car expense.

We're really happy now, knowing that he didn't get a pay cut, and that he's still making the highest CEO salary in the semiconductor biz.  Aren't you happy?

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I'm very happy.

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I wish I could be a CEO and make a million a year -- I swear on my grandmother's grave I would keep half for myself and dispurse the other half as a "bonus" to my company or donate it.....NO ONE NEEDS THAT MUCH MONEY!!!

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But how would you maintain your 50m yacht with only 500,000 per year?

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