Google Employee #53, Charlie Ayers (The Google Chef) Profiled On MSNBC

MSNBC has profiled Charlie Ayers, Google’s original chef, in this video. Charlie Ayers was employee number 53. He left Google back in 2005 to pursue his dream of running his own restaurant. He left with a great way to get started — 40,000 shares in Google worth about $26 million.

Charlie was one of the 900 or so people that became millionaires due to Google stock in 2004. His restaurant — Calafia Cafe & Market A Go-Go — should open in the near future in Palo Alto. And with investors, the San Jose Mercury News reported that he didn’t have to touch that Google nest-egg of stock.

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