William Shatner earns $600m from Priceline adverts

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by tmarket, May 6, 2010.

  1. Some would have thrown in the towel after the dot com bust, but not the enterprising captain Kirk, who stayed with his investments ..

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    "When he was hired by the company in 1997, Shatner agreed to take shares as part of his payment.

    At first it looked like a bad decision as the shares fell sharply during the dot-com bust and dipped as low as $1.80 in 2000.

    However, over the past decade Shatner's fortunes have turned around and the shares are now worth almost $300 each.

    While Priceline has not divulged how much Shatner is paid, reports from Wall Street have put his fortune at $600m, according to The Times."
  2. I think he's hilarious.
  3. GregoryG


    The negotiator!

    he is awesome. and priceline is awesome.

    brownies are awesome too...
    Why is this in economics thread?
  4. Retief


    The moral of the story: Why be a trader when you can be an actor? You've got a better chance of making it big in acting.
  5. Haha, that's great. He's hilarious. He didn't need the cash so it was a great gamble with the house's money.
  6. TGregg


  7. Nobody wants to work. And these commentors have a high school kids perspective on it. "He's just sooo awesome". "You're just jealous"
  8. the actual; low looks like $8 (prob a rev split at some point), but still , a nice comeback for the Capt.