Hamdi Ulukaya, originally an immigrant and now CEO of Chobani, gave 10% shares to 2000 employees.
Hamdi Ulukaya, an immigrant from Turkey came to the USA 10 years ago with nothing.
Ulukaya is now CEO of a Greek style Yogurt company Chobani.
Chobani is valued at as much as $5 billion.
Ulukaya just gave 10% to the 2000 employees, worth 100,000's of dollars for each employee.
It is one of the most selfless corporate acts of the year.
“I’ve built something I never thought would be such a success, but I cannot think of Chobani being built without all these people,” Ulukaya told The New York Times.
Some long-term workers could receive stock valued at $1 million or more, with stock amounts based on each employee’s seniority.
Ulukaya’s announcement has led to hundreds of articles in the press, commentary on many TV and radio stations, and a viral storm on the Facebook and Twitter across the globe.