Todays sale was a nice little 3 bagger for all those shares they stuffed their pockets with back in 2001 at the low for the year! It must be nice to stuff your pocket with options and profit at the expense of shareholders who assumed Tate had the first clue about about running an IP company.
Tate sold 33,300 shares netting $532,223, however that does not mean that he made $532,223. The option shares are not free, Tate bought them, and the cash money that he paid went into Rambus' bank account. Granted, he got a great deal, yes, he's lucky, it's still obscene, but don't overstate the obscenity.