Man of the moment Don Mattrick has been described as “a division head who lives like a Saudi prince”.
Replace "private jet" with Magic Carpet and he'll be like Aladdin.
Well regardless what he rides to work, when Zynga goes under I won't feel sorry for him or the company.
Lol yea screw Mattrick and all those innocent people losing their jobs .
He won't be sorry either. At $20 million a year, he only needs to work on year there to be set for many life times. It makes me sick to my stomach that CEOs make money like that while some people still make $7 an hour. That is an atrocity.
@SilentNegotiator: "It makes me sick to my stomach that CEOs make money like that while some people still make $7 an hour. That is an atrocity." Why? So we can have communist country disguised as a social? We need low wage jobs and high incentive (read reward) for those people working hard. So in essence, we need opportunities, not free hand-outs! Whatever you think, Mattrick oversaw lots of employees and brought a lot of profit to the division, why shouldn't he reap rewards? Why make people that achieve guilty, when anyone can achieve? Stop b!tchin and start working!
@Nuke There should be incentives to succeed and do well. But there shouldn't be people making enough to fund space expeditions while people barely scrap by. CEOs making $20 million a year is perfect incentive to NOT work hard. They manage to go from company to company, even when they fail catastrophically. A private business owner/self employed person can make all of the money he wants. They can be Gajillionaires for all I care. But people sapping millions out of public companies then acting shocked that they're failing to make a profit and start firing people to make up the difference...that's garbage.
@Silent: "CEOs making $20 million a year is perfect incentive to NOT work hard. They manage to go from company to company, even when they fail catastrophically." That is NOT your decision to make or force upon others. That is the company's management decision, and you are free to do the same and donate your funds to the poor if you so desire. If you get fired, then perhaps you should have worked up the chain faster. Stop being bottom feeder and complain, get up and achieve!
A multimillionaire letting others lose their jobs so that he can make $XX million a year *IS* my business. It's *EVERYONE's* business. It happens all of the time. You'd have to be completely heartless to think that people should make $20K a year while others make $20M. No one needs $20 million a year. EVERYONE needs more than $20K a year. The economy is general is worse off because the average person doesn't have any money to spend. I'm not fighting capitalism nor millionaires. I'm fighting the idea of super-rich people that live off of the backs of the poor.
@Silent: It shouldn't be comfortable to be a bottom feeder. That is why people strive to do better. Super-rich people aren't living off the back of poor people, becase they are super rich! The fact that Don Mattrick makes $20 million doesn't matter, because if he doesn't spend it, it didn't matter and if he did spend it, it goes back into the economy. The economy isn't worse off because the average person doesn't spend money, it is worse off, because the average person makes stupid decisions! When the average person gets plenty of money to spend, they bid up housing prices, buys cars on loan and starts making bad investments. "I'm not fighting capitalism nor millionaires. I'm fighting the idea of super-rich people that live off of the backs of the poor." Typical response. The rich isn't just sitting around getting rich, they work their @ss off to get rich. The poor has the option to not take low paying jobs and get a better job if ther skills allowed it. I advocate for opportunity for the poor, and I don't blame the rich. The US is the one country that has far more first generation gazillionares than any other country, because it is the land of opportunity that gives rewards for value created used all over the world. Compare that to other countries and it is evident, it is all old money. So stop blaming others, stop taking low paying jobs and start working towards higher paying jobs. "No one needs $20 million a year. EVERYONE needs more than $20K a year." That is a matter of perspective. Nobody needs more than $20k a year either. It is only so people can afford a certain lifestyle!
"That is a matter of perspective. Nobody needs more than $20k a year either. It is only so people can afford a certain lifestyle! " What lifestyle is that? Not being homeless? You have zero idea what the average cost of living is for a person.
Really rich people who don't give a lot to charity are terrible. They can certainly keep some to themselves, but think of all the people they could really help? Take a jet to work, or get 100 people an education instead and save the environment in doing so? The worst is that there are so many people going "Well, I gave 1000 dollars. That's great." No, for a person who doesn't make much more than that that's really great, but not for you. You're judged by what you keep for yourself. Now, I'm not gonna judge Mattrick to hard here, because I know very little about his economy, but still. Private jet... edit: also, my ice cream budget is sky high, so who am I to judge? [/rant]
What does this have to do with video games? This site is really going downhill :|
That's what I was thinking. This doesn't really even seem to be news. Seems like this "article" would be better as part of a bigger article, but on its own it just seems out of place.
We've been at the bottom of the hill for quite some time now here at N4G.
And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul?
Cool, and what does this have to do with gaming?
I thought everyone took a jet to work.
Yeah,I take my jet to work,oops I meant jetta :P
this guy have the charm of a monkey butt
That's brilliant a 4 asses monkey
this article has NOTHING to do with gaming, STOP obsessing over Don mattrick -_- seriously
This has nothing to do with gaming. Whoever clicked approve is a jackass.
Love this story! THE DON!
I read this. Then I read that Iwata won't lay employees off and the Nintendo executives have taken 50% off their paychecks when their company failed to achieve its financial targets. Apples and Oranges?
Another corporate cannibal. this is how companies and institutions fail, feeding the ego and greed of these wannabe 1% ers. FK them all. Maybe one day common sense will prevail.
All the money from Gold subscriptions, I understand now why xbox division is in bad shape :(
While I dislike & disagree with comments he has made I can't fault the guy for making money. So he makes money buy the boatloads. He can also spend it however he wants. What's wrong with being rich financially? Nothing. On the flip side, there's nothing wrong with being poor either but you probably won't have a private jet but I don't need a private jet :)
lol, I actually like him now.
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