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Carlos Ghosn's Unusual Nissan Perk: $601,000 Stanford Tuition Fees for His Kids

  • ‘Highly unusual’ perk would have been worth at least $601,000
  • Fallen auto titan’s four children attended elite U.S. college
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Nissan Is Said to Have Given Ghosn a Highly Unusual Perk
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Nissan Motor Co. paid tuition for all four of ousted chairman Carlos Ghosn’s children when they attended Stanford University between 2004 and 2015, according to people familiar with the matter.

The perk was part of Ghosn’s employment contract from 1999, and when he was hired as chief executive officer of the Japanese carmaker, said one of the people, who asked not to be named because the information isn’t public. The benefit, which isn’t common among top executives, would have been worth at least $601,000, according to fee schedules published by Stanford during the years his children were enrolled.