Terry Liddiard comes in at number 138 in the Sunday Times list with an income of £4.778m - again, his slice of the BRAL pie plus £244k as CEO and £22k in dividends.
ScottishSteve - your post has met with much mirth from those that know (though I hasten to stress in my own case - at any rate - not in the biblical sense) Sir Michael. I suspect you'd have a muchhigher chance than Anne Robinson!
EMB145 - in Sir Michael's case, £20m came from the sale of BRAL shares to BA. In addition to his British Midland salary, he received £514,000 as director of BBW Partnership, the company that holds his bmi British Midland shares - plus a £258,000 dividend.
There is of course nothing stopping you - or anyone else - doing what Sir Michael did and buying into or setting up your own company!
All of those Airline big wigs are worth every pound, right? Wrong. Look at Swissair---the guys steering the ship over there definitely hit an iceberg---investing in almost every other airline in Europe without looking out for their home turf. Oh yeah, I forgot---it was the pilots' fault. Wrong again. Thanks--Donkey Duke
And you, Guvnerd, how much did you earn from your 'Hot Air' Imaginary Airline? Gee, must be pretty wealthy to have ALL this time to make 3500 'this is how you do everyone in the airline industry!' posts. What a bore you are! Where is your airline BTW? Dang me, never saw those tails nowhere!
Damn, 3500 posts and at last the Guvnor is right. Bishop and Lidyard took a chance with their own money,built a business which incidentally gave a lot of people a job, then found someone willing to give them a pile of money to buy it.
Good luck to them, I say. We are all free in this society to do the same if we have the nerve and the skill so to do. I for one have far more time for them than those, of whom sadly there are many on this forum, who think the world owes them a living.