Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt told CBS that he'll give $1 million to companies around the world to upgrade their technology.
That's worth about 833 shares of Google (Fortune 500), which is currently trading at about $1,200 per share. ,
"I think I should put my money where my mouth is," said Schmidt in a Monday interview with CBS (Fortune 500). "Google's mission is to connect the world. We want a free, open Internet for everyone in the world." ,
Schmidt, former Chief Executive Officer of the world's most dominant Internet search browser, did not identify the companies that would receive the cash.
He was accompanied by Google director of ideas Jared Cohen in the interview, which made numerous references to the book they co-authored, "The New Digital Age," which is being released in paperback next week.
This comes just days after Google said that it's going to install Google Fiber, the company's super-fast Internet network, in nine major U.S. cities.
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