The share windfall, worth nine times CEO Carl Cowling’s base salary, provoked anger among investors.
Though the future of the presidency is far from certain, big tech billionaires have emerged as early winners.
With no clear winner in the presidential election, investors are urged to remain cautious.
A 4.75% rise in Amazon’s value boosted the net worth of the world’s richest man by an additional $8.5 billion.
Shares in the renowned engine maker fell to a 17-year low following its announcement of a rights issue.
The grant, worth $114 million, ensures that the newly minted billionaire will be highly compensated through to 2025.
In a move that may reduce the likelihood of SoftBank being taken private, its billionaire CEO has reduced stock pledged to financial institutions.