Now it seems that he is worth about the same as Mitt Romney after flogging Current TV network, to Qatari-owned Al Jazeera Satellite Network for about $500 million and dumping his shares in Apple. He also exercised his options, at $7.48 a share, on 59,000 shares of Apple Inc. stock that he’d been granted for serving on the Cupertino, California-based company’s board since 2003.
On paper, it was about a $30 million payday based on the company’s share price on the day he claimed the options. He stands to make a lot more from Apple. Those 59,000 are part of 101,358 Apple options and shares of restricted stock Gore has amassed, according to company filings, giving his total holdings a gross value of more than $45.6 million today.