Best of Boston

1988 Best Golden Parachute

Herb Richman’s

When the Data General vice president and cofounder dissolved his merger with his third wife, Nanette, he bailed out with the couple’s $4-million Dover farm, their Boston townhouse, his Waterville Valley real estate, his millions in DG stock and assorted assets. All Nanette got was a flat $1 million, two mink coats, and numerous four-legged creatures and four-wheeled vehicles.