Just Feeding Its 19,000 New Motorola Employees Will Cost Google $95 Million Per Year

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Today, Google announced that it will acquire Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion.The costs do not end there.

Motorola Mobility has 19,000 employees.

Those employees – the ones who are not laid-off – will end up with full Google employee benefits.

Google employee benefits are expensive.

For example, Google feeds each of its employees three meals a day. A former Googler who’s done the maths tells us that food costs about $20 per day per Googler.

There are 251 business days in a year.

That means merely feeding every single Motorola employee will cost Google an extra $95 million each year.

For a little contrast, consider that it only cost Google $72 million to feed all of its employees back in 2008.