Gates and Ballmer Get Bonus Cut, Blame Vista

In an all but unreadable stat burp from Bloomberg, we learn that Stevie and Bill are getting a 13% bonus cut this year, giving them $350,000 each in walking around money. The boys earned $616,667 last year, which means they’re going to Disney this holiday.

Shares fell 6.2 percent this prior fiscal year due to XBox and Vista issues and, interestingly enough, the average signing bonus for MS newbies is $7 million plus $82,000 relocation expenses, if new COO Kevin Turner’s filing info is any indicator. Oh, wait. That’s only if you once exploited folks at Wal-Mart.

Microsoft Cuts Bonuses for Bill Gates, Steve Ballmer [Bloomberg]