Andy Rubin shared his first multi-million dollar bonus check with employees

August 18, 2011

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Fans of Android are likely familiar with the name Andy Rubin. Rubin has been around the tech world in a big way and is famous as the founder of Danger and then as the dude that is responsible for Android. It took a long time for this to surface, but apparently, back in 2008 Rubin shared the wealth when he got his first big bonus check from Google.

The 2008 bonus was given to Rubin when Android shipped and Rubin turned around and shared the loot with the workers that helped him bring Android to market. At the time, there were 100 or so workers on the team. According to the WSJ, each of the workers received between $10,000 and $50,000 directly out of Rubin's own pocket.

That is a dude that takes care of his employees. Rubin is also known to throw two parties a year for his workers at his home in Mountain View. The best bonus I ever got from an employer was a free turkey. I should have worked for Rubin.

[via BusinessInsider]

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  • Al

    That’s Why He’s The God Father… Tho I Wanna Attend His Parties =[… Rubin If U Ever Read This… Invite! Lol

  • If only more corporate big shots would shared like Rubin, we would not be in the financial shambles we are in now.  Those greedy money hoarding bastards!  Thank you Rubin! God bless you!

  • Prakash

    Good bless you Andy. Keep up the good work with android and bonus pay cheques

  • Google is a company that I can actually support. 🙂 So many awesome people work there. Unlike some other companies with crazies.

  • Enoel69

    U can tell he is a genuinely nice guy…we are all enjoying his good work with Android. I think there are many of his kind working for Google…surely the kind of ppl i would love to work for or by around with. Thnx Andy for seeing to it that Android came to fruition.

  • Guest

    great guy.  Shitty, laggy platform…or maybe it is the Kindle Fire….Either way, my I’d rather read on something that can do basic things like scroll smoothly.  They need to learn from Apple sadly.