He Raised His Company’s Minimum Wage to $70,000 — Here’s How His Workers Thanked Him

Dan Price, CEO of Gravity Payments, made headlines last year after increasing the minimum wage to $70,000 for his 120 employees. He also cut his own salary from $1 million to $70,000 and used the majority of the company’s profits for wage increases.

While Price got a lot of great press out of it, he also faced some issues amongst certain workers who felt that the wage increase was unfair to more skilled employees. On top of that, his brother, Lucas Price, filed a law suit claiming his brother took millions out of the company while curbing his powers as a minority owner. Dan Price subsequently won the case earlier this month.

Regardless, it seems that a majority of Price’s workers loved the change as they recently pooled their money together and bought Price his dream car — a brand new blue Tesla. He posted the following on Facebook:

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Here’s a video of his reaction.

Dan Price Tesla Surprise from Gravity Payments on Vimeo.

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