@Tronx: Very true, but I'd guess he only does it at work, which with executive retreats and travel on his private jet is a lot less than a standard work week. As well, a multinational corporation would have many more places to sell the eggs, and for better prices. How often could you go to a pawn show or jewelry store to sell a $50,000 piece? Probably the corporation can deal with governments and banks that an individual cannot.
and yes , ghost of andy, it would devalue the price of gold, locally if nothing else. So he'd probably be assassinated soon.
Worthwhile? Does that mean that we can choose our genetic makeup now? If he lays eggs every ten minutes, it's probably because he has to, biologically speaking, not because he wants to. Also, seeing as he's (probably) male, laying eggs through a lower orifice would be extremely painful and so would not be done voluntarily.
@TuraSatana: Someone had to do the math! LOL! Some problems with your argument IMHO:
1. He'd have to sleep some time. I'm betting that there is at least 8 hours of down time between sleeping, eating, and forcing other things out of the orifice.
2. OTOH, a solid gold egg the size of a 75g egg would weigh a lot more than the egg. Gold has a specific gravity of 19.3 while the egg would be around 1. That means it would be a 1447.5 gram golden egg! Which is 46.5 troy ounces. One egg is over $50k! Which is more than I make in a whole year!
3. If *I* laid golden eggs, do you think I'd work for a company (even as CEO) for a fraction of what I could make if I kept all the gold for myself?!?!?! OK, that's not a problem with your calculations, but with the premise of the strip. But, then again this CEO may not be the sharpest crayon in the box.
I figure the CEO is making $1.9 billion / year!!! Now what I gotta figure out: What in the world does he eat?