"Nearly 36 million stock options were granted to employees in December 2008 — 10 times the amount issued the previous year — when the stock was trading at $78.78. Since those uncertain days, Goldman’s business has roared back and its share price has more than doubled, closing on Tuesday at nearly $175."
Susanne Craig, Eric Dash: Study Points to Windfall for Goldman Partners. The New York Times, 20. Januar 2011.