Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Is William Shatner too big to fail? ($600 million)


But Shatner's accountant knows him as the man who had the foresight to ask for stock 10 years ago instead of cash when he started appearing in ads for the online travel company Priceline.com.

The Toronto Sun reported that Shatner, a Canadian native, has made a startling $600 million thanks to his early decision.

Priceline has been a huge winner on Wall Street in the past few years. Its stock price has gone up from just $50 a share last October to more than $250 last week.