30 Rock: Desk Size Canvas of Jack Welch
Glorified on 30 Rock, In 1986, GE acquired NBC, as well as hundreds of other companies. In 1999 Jack was named "Manager of the Century" by Fortune magazine. His salary was a staggering $94 million a year, with a retirement plan of $8 million a year. Welch led GE to massive revenues (nearly $130 billion in 2000). Through its strong earnings and future growth estimates, GE was valued at $400 billion in 2004, making it the world's largest corporation. Welch retired from GE in September 2001. Original prop used in the production of the NBC hit show 30 Rock.