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Posted: December 16, 2015

Texas billionaire offers $100,000 bonus to all employees

By Cox Media Group National Content Desk

HOUSTON —

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How many companies give its employees a holiday, or end-of-the-year bonus?

And what is that bonus? A few hundred dollars? Maybe a thousand?

A Texas billionaire is blowing all bonuses out of the water. And for Jeffery Hildebrand, mega bonuses are nothing new.

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Five years ago, according to Forbes, Hildebrand gave each employee a choice of $35,000 cash or $50,000 toward a new car.

This year, he's doubled the bonus to $100,000. Yes, that’s almost double what an average American makes in a year.

Hildebrand owns Hilcorp Energy, the country's largest privately held oil and gas production company, which employs about 1,400 workers, Forbes reported. 

Amanda Thompson, a receptionist for 10 years, said of the bonus when asked by KDFW, "It's a true gift. And I think myself, as long as everyone else is not going to give any less than 100 percent each day."

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