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New Apple Board Member Bob Iger Buys $1M In AAPL Shares

Newly appointed Apple board member and Disney president and CEO Bob Iger purchased 2,670 shares of Apple stock on the open market, according to a filing with the SEC. The average purchase price of the shares was roughly $375, valuing the purchase at $1,001,250.

The large open-market purchase shows Iger's faith in the future of Apple. When he was appointed director, Iger was awarded 142 restricted stock units, or RSU's, which vest into AAPL shares in February of 2012. His wife holds 75 shares of Apple from before he was appointed director.

Non-employee Apple board members are typically paid $50,000 per year in compensation for their time, plus an annual stock award in the form of RSU's.

While a nice perk, Iger's pay as an Apple director is small change. His compensation package from Disney totaled more than $29.5 million dollars in 2010.

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31 months ago

"small change"

The idea that $29M is small change is ludicrous.

He is the 1%.


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Rating: 33 Positives
31 months ago

"small change"

The idea that $29M is small change is ludicrous.

He is the 1%.


you misread that. It says the compensation from Apple is small change *compared* to the $29M he gets from Disney. Yes he's still the "1%," but it's not saying $29M is small change.
Rating: 20 Positives
31 months ago

In before all the "1%" haters arrive :rolleyes:


Almost made it, haha.

Why do people hate on those who are successful?
Rating: 15 Positives
31 months ago
I have no concept of having that kind of money. I just recently brought myself out of debt and am no longer living paycheck to paycheck--I even have a small, but growing savings account. All the same, I will probably never have anything more than a comfortable cushion for when things go wrong.


What do you do with it after you've bought a nice house and car? $29M is a lot of money. Buy an island?
Rating: 13 Positives
31 months ago

I would say that he knows something that we don't fully. He is a new board member and will have a huge insight into what Apple are doing with regards to Media partnership and licensing deals with Apple TV. Apple TV and the living room takeover is going to be huge... So lets see what his investment will be like in 10 years time, its all relative, the time is now.


No... $1M isn't a serious amount for a guy like that.

He's just being friendly and showing he has some 'skin in the game'. It enhances his credibility amongst other board members, and the shareholders.
Rating: 13 Positives
31 months ago
Imagine if he had bought $1m worth of shares 10 years ago!
Rating: 11 Positives
31 months ago
"small change"

The idea that $1M is small change is ludicrous.

He is the 1%.
Rating: 11 Positives
31 months ago
So he invested less than 3% of what he makes in a year? That somehow fails to impress me... :p
Rating: 10 Positives
31 months ago

Almost made it, haha.

Why do people hate on those who are successful?


It's part of the left-wing socialist agenda. Successful people could never become as successful under socialism, so success by definition is a capitalist thing, so naturally it's something they hate. It's sad, truly. I think its roots may stem from Europe where many rich folk were once lords or kings, and have had the wealth in their family for longer than they can remember. Rich people in America often started out like average people and earned their way up. It's a very different thing in my opinion. The animosity towards rich folk just doesn't make sense in America.
Rating: 8 Positives
31 months ago
He even bought himself some snazzy new glasses for the first day on the job.

Rating: 7 Positives

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