Grateful For American Dream, Immigrant CEO Shares Millions With Workers at Chobani

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreA desire to give back to the country where his overwhelming success was made possible, the boss of a yogurt empire just made more dreams possible for 2,000 of his employees at Chobani–offering them each a huge economic windfall.Chobani’s Turkish CEO Handi Ulukaya is giving every full-time worker ownership stakes in the multi-billion dollar company. The program, “Chobani Shares”, is offering 10% of the corporation’s stock as incentive to stay and continue working.“This isn’t a gift,” Ulukaya wrote in a letter to factory employees in upstate New York. “It’s a mutual promise to work together with a shared purpose and responsibility. To continue to create something special and of lasting value.” Ulukaya has emphasized that the goal of the program is to pass along the wealth that he and the workers have built together. Unlike most companies, the workers at Chobani, which means “shepherd’ in Turkish, will not have to pay for the units which – if saved and used correctly – could make some of them millionaires.RELATED: $70K Minimum Wage is Paying Off for CEO Who Took Pay Cut to Lift WorkersSince a young Ulukaya immigrated to America from a dairy-farming family and a decade later, in 2005, started the yogurt company, he has donated most of his wealth – 700 million dollars – to aiding Kurdish refugees, as well as personally flying to Lesbos, Greece to offer help during the Syrian refugee crisis. Beyond launched a foundation called TENT, he also has initiated a campaign that urges businesses to hire refugees around the world.MORE: Refugee Selling Pens Saw Huge Outpouring, Now Owns Bakery, Hires Refugees“I watched my mother give to those who needed and it came from the most amazing place in her heart,” Ulukaya said when he signed The Giving Pledge last year, following in the footsteps of Bill Gates and other millionaires in vowing to give away half their wealth.“In 1994, I came to New York to study English and later became drawn to the idea that anyone can start something in America,” Ulukaya added. “All you needed was a dream and the willingness to take a risk.”“I took a loan from the Small Business Administration, bought an old yogurt plant and brought a small group of us together to make the real, wholesome yogurt of my childhood,” he said. “Since day one, I wanted to stand for something even bigger than the natural food we made, so we have given 10% of our profits to charity through the Chobani Foundation.(WATCH the employees get their stock –and a hug in the video below) This Story Is Almost As Delicious As Their Yogurt… Click To ShareAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

EFL Cup: Iheanacho Scores First Goal In Over A Year As Iwobi Stars For…

first_imgSuper Eagles forward Kelechi Iheanacho came off the bench to score his first goal in over a year for Leicester in the 4-0 win over Luton in the EFL Cup on Tuesday.The out-of-sorts 22-year old former Manchester City player is yet to see a single minute of action in the league and had failed to score for club or country since his goal against Huddersfield in the English Premier League (EPL) last September.Iheanacho, whose only other goal for the Foxes last season also came in this competition against Fleetwood Town, scored in the 86th minute after coming on as a 71st minute substitute for Ayoze Perez.Iheanacho’s Super Eagles teammate Wilfred Ndidi was on from the start before making way in the 77th minute.Elsewhere in the EFL Cup, Super Eagles midfielder Alex Iwobi put in a scintillating performance for Everton notching an assist as Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s double helped the Toffees knock out fellow EPL side Sheffield United at Bramall Lane.There was heartbreak, however, for Super Eagles midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo whose second-half introduction couldn’t help Championship side Stoke City get the decisive goal as they were bundled out of the competition by Crawley Town on penalties after regulation time had ended 1-1.Isaac Success wasn’t listed by Watford in their 2-1 win over Swansea as he continues his recuperation from a groin injury but Flying Eagles forward Ayotomiwa Dele-Bashiru was listed among the substitutes although he failed to see any action.Over in Italy, Super Eagles vice-captain William Troost-Ekong was restored to the starting line-up for Udinese and was instrumental in ensuring a clean sheet for his side in the goalless draw at Verona in the Serie A.RelatedSupersub Iheanacho Goal And Assist Seals Comeback Win For Leicester In First EPL AppearanceDecember 1, 2019In “England”Iheanacho Scores But Ndidi Error Costly As Iwobi Wins Battle Of Super Eagles, Aubamayang Moves Top Of Goals ChartJuly 1, 2020In “England”EFL Cup: Iheanacho On Target As Leicester Suffer Semifinal HeartbreakJanuary 28, 2020In “England”last_img read more