HP CEO Meg Whitman Set To Get Massive Payout If Fired

Meg Whitman is set to receive a whopping $91 million (£62m) if HP is ever acquired, and $51 million if she is forced to leave the company.

The figures comes courtesy of IBS analyst Steve Milunovich, who said that: “In considering CEO compensation relative to market cap, the heads of Nimble, 3D Systems, and HP are better paid while IBM’s Rometty is underpaid albeit following a couple difficult years.”

Compared to her peers, Meg Whitman has got a good deal. Apple CEO Tim Cook would get zilch in both situations, and IBM CEO Gini Rometty raking in nothing for an IBM acquisition and just $14.6 million if she is let go.

Here are the tables, courtesy of UBS via Business Insider:

Meg Whitman’s a winner

As you can see, Meg Whitman’s termination payout is over double that of second-place EMC’s Joseph Tucci, and makes a mockery of Gni Rometty’s $14 million. The case is the same for a potential acquisition scenario, with Tucci taking home a humble $39 million, and Rometty getting nothing.

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Ben Sullivan

Ben covers web and technology giants such as Google, Amazon, and Microsoft and their impact on the cloud computing industry, whilst also writing about data centre players and their increasing importance in Europe. He also covers future technologies such as drones, aerospace, science, and the effect of technology on the environment.

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