Microsoft Millionaires

By Deane Barker on August 3, 2003

Microsoft Millionaires Grapple With Wealth: Apparently those Microsofties that got rich in the boom are having problems “dealing with their wealth.” Consider this guy who was a gofer at age 27 and hated his job. Ten years later…

“…Thatcher joined one of the iconic clubs of the 20th century. He became a Microsoft millionaire and retired at 38. He lives now in downtown Seattle on the top floor of a building with splendid views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. He takes daily banjo lessons, does office work for his church and leads children on tours of a local park. Whenever he and his wife, Shari, feel like it, they catch an afternoon movie. They meet quarterly with financial advisers and expect never to work again.”

Yeah, big problems.