Apple, Rim, Microsoft, Google Financial Analysis

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Corporate Governance Analysis
Microsoft

The CEO:
Steven Anthony Ballmer has been the CEO of Microsoft since January 2000. He graduated from Detroit Country Day School, Michigan. He later joined Harvard University, where he studied Math and Economics. During that time, he lived down the hall from Bill Gates, Microsoft’s founder and Chairman of the Board.
Ballmer joined Microsoft on June 11, 1980 as the first business manager and the 30th employee. His first salary was $50,000 including 8% of the ownership. In 2009, Ballmer earned a total compensation of $1,276,627, which included a base salary of $665,833, a cash bonus of $600,000, no stock or options, and other compensation of $10,794.

The Board of Directors:
These are the
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The Board of Directors:

L. John Doerr: has served as a member of the board of directors since May 1999. He is working as director for amyres Inc. a biotechnology company.
John L. Hennessy: has served as a member of the board of directors since April 2004, and as Lead Independent Director since April 2007. He is a member of CISCO directors ( google and cisco combine the power of intelligent information networks to improve communications
Ann Mather: has served as a member of the board of directors since November 2005. Ann is the director for GLU mobile Inc.
Paul S. Otellini: has served as a member of the board of directors since April 2004. He is the CEO and president of Intel Corporation. Paul served as managing partner of sherpols ventures.
K. Ram Shriram: has served as a member of the board of directors since September 1998.
Shirley M. Tilghman: has served as a member of the board of directors since October 2005.
Eric Schmidt: has served as our Chief Executive Officer since July 2001 and as a member of our board of directors since March 2001,
Sergey Brin: is one of the founders and has served as a member of our board of directors since the inception in September 1998 and as our President of Technology since July 2001. From September 1998 to