The Register is following this story closely: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/07/21/dell_land_nc/
Of course, Michael Dell is worth approximately $16,000,000,000 according to Forbes . His annual salary is $3,400,000.
Rock on, I say! If your company can make $3.3B in net profits in one year, be worth $16B, and bring home $3.4M a year to the wife and four kids, I say rock on! If you can get North Carolina to cough up $270M for a new facility, and get away with it scott free, that’s some good negotiating!
Of course, if I was a NC tax payer, I’d be pissed.