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Acti boss makes $20 million from shares

Waited till MW2 week to sell. Smart.

Activision Blizzard boss Bobby Kotick has made a mint from the success of Modern Warfare 2 - and not just because every person in the world has bought a copy.

The bubbly brunette sold 2 million of his Activision shares between 9th and 11th November, according to Gamestop. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 launched on the 10th.

The shares were sold at a cost of around $11.50 each and as a result Kotick hauled in nearly $20.2 million. That's over £12 million / €13.5 million in real money.

Kotick has hung on to an additional 3 million shares which are currently worth over $35 million. Well, good to have something in reserve for a rainy day. Or Modern Warfare 3.

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