Of course, paying him in stock is better. "Cap Gains" my friend is only 15%. It's smart for executives to get paid in stock vs salary. Cause salary would be taxed for the portion of income over well now $400,000 would be taxed at 39.6%. So, it's the difference between taking home $320 million or $220 million a difference of $100 million dollars. Only the dumb axx masses want to be paid in salary. We should all ask for stocks. this is why I fundamentally can't understand GOP supporters, some bumble ...k redneck thanks he has something in common with someone like Tim Cook, you aren't in their league, you think if they had a choice between keeping cap gains at 15% vs keeping the "payroll tax cut" which effected 166 million working families gave them an extra 2% in salary, they would keep your tax break ... heck no, I wouldn't fight to keep yours if I was Tim Cook. Honestly, I understand how top 2% vote GOP, but 98% you neophytes confound me always betting against your own interest, maybe that's why you don't make the money Tim Cook does.
or as Jay-Z said, we said in "On my way home"
"we not in the same bracket,
Not in the same league,
don't shoot at the same baskets,
Don't pay the same taxes,
hang with the same bytches
So how am i in the way, what is it i'm missing?"