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Bill Ford

August 9, 2010

Bill Ford, executive chairman of family-controlled carmaker Ford, last week sold 3.4 million common shares and stock options in the company, worth around $28 million.

Bill Ford, executive chairman of family-controlled carmaker Ford, last week sold 3.4 million common shares and stock options in the company, worth around $28 million. 

He also received his first wage in five years, according to an email to Ford employees reported in the Wall Street Journal. Ford (pictured) pledged he would forgo his salary until the company was once again in a strong financial situation.

November 1, 2005

In family business, being successful doesn't necessarily mean you're doing well in dollars and cents. If your family isn't squabbling over who should be boss, or wrestling with decades of habit to bring the independence of your board up to speed – and business isn't suffering – then you're not doing badly at all. Families in Business examines the world's ten most successful family business CEOs, ranking equally by sales or revenue and the decisions and achievements the CEO has made during the year. All inheritor CEOs have worked to earn their place, bringing in major deals for their companies on their own merit prior to taking on the top job. Watch for these guys in 2006, writes Melanie Stern

In family business, being successful doesn't necessarily mean you're doing well in dollars and cents. If your family isn't squabbling over who should be boss, or wrestling with decades of habit to bring the independence of your board up to speed – and business isn't suffering – then you're not doing badly at all. Families in Business examines the world's ten most successful family business CEOs, ranking equally by sales or revenue and the decisions and achievements the CEO has made during the year.

September 1, 2005

Bill Ford inherited the mantle created by his great-grandfather Henry. His ability to protect and promote this precious legacy has been tested to the enth degree. He tells Scott McCulloch how he salvaged an ailing firm and why he values the workforce

Bill Ford inherited the mantle created by his great-grandfather Henry. His ability to protect and promote this precious legacy has been tested to the enth degree. He tells Scott McCulloch how he salvaged an ailing firm and why he values the workforce

Bill Ford doesn't see the carmaker that bears his surname as a family business but as a public company that retains the best attributes of a family business. As CEO of the world's second biggest carmaker, Ford says he's working for his children, his grandchildren, and the children of his employees.
 

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