Has your boss ever given you 3 million dollars? For workers of Lenovo in China, it actually happened!
Big businesses often get a bad rap for being cruel and focused only on the success of the company. However, a couple of small examples survive to challenge that stereotype by providing services or making donations for their hard working employees. Chief among them could possibly be Yuan Yuanqing, the CEO of Lenovo, a multinational technology company specializing in the design, developing, manufacturing, and selling of computers, smartphones, and other technology.
As a reward for record profits for his company, Yuanqing, who led Lenovo to be the best-selling personal computer brand in China in 1997, received a sizable 3 million dollars in bonus money. The generous CEO turned the money over to about 10,000 of his employees. He did so in order to present them with a tangible thanks for their contributions to the company.
While this was certainly impressive, Yuanqing went on to give out another similar gift of 3.25 million again in 2013. Yang Yuanqing was named one of the "World's Best CEOs" by Barron's, an American weekly newspaper that covers financial information around the world.