Let's look at it. Now, keep in mind that as CEO of Ardent, he took the company from an average stock price of about 15 to the equivalent of $70 with the sale to Informix. That would imply that he did exceptionally well by the stock holders.
From 1997-1999, he made 883k in salary, 900k in bonus, and 243k in other compensation. That's a total of just over $2 million in 3 years.
Other submissions outline his total number of shares, which according to http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/885474/0000912057-99-008811-index.html would be 562k. Even if he sold ALL of those shares, which he never did, at the highest price of $70 (which he would have been prevented from doing), that would amount to $39million, minus what it cost him, which would have brought it down to about $25million.
So, over the last 6 years, he's made approximately $8million in salary, bonuses, and other compensation, and a total POTENTIAL stock value of as much as $25million, which he didn't exercise. Even if he had, that's at MOST $33 million over 6+ years of service, and we also know definitevely he came nowhere near that, as he still owns most of that stock, putting it's value at much less than before...
So, please... do us the math that gives you your glorious '$400 million' you claim he received from Ardent... hell, it doesn't even come close to the $100 million.