I believe in this saying by Mark Twain, “To get the full value of joy, you must have someone to divide it with.”
I think the founder and owner of Chobani yogurt surely believes in this quote, too. If you’re in the US, you’ve probably at least HEARD of Chobani; it’s the multi-billion dollar Greek yogurt brand that was founded in 2005 by Turkish immagrant, Hamdi Ulukaya.
A good and compassionate leader, he is truly an inspiration to his employees and just recently, he gave the surprise of a lifetime to his employees that will surely be remembered for the rest of their lives: he’s giving them all shares worth up to 10 percent of the company when it goes public or is sold!
Every employee received a white packet detailing how many shares they were given based on tenure. Longer-serving employees got more shares. The average award is estimated to be worth tens of thousands of dollars but for some workers could be valued at more than $1 million.
According to him, “This isn’t a gift, it’s a mutual promise to work together with a shared purpose and responsibility. To continue to create something special and of lasting value. How we built this company matters to me, but how we grow it matters even more.”
His goal is to “pass along the wealth they’ve help build in the decade since the company started.”
Wow. Just amazing. What a beautiful heart this man has!
Watch the heartwarming video below: