What was the largest award ever paid to an individual whistleblower?
The largest award ever paid to an individual whistleblower is $96 million. It was paid in 2010 to Cheryl Eckard, a quality control manager for GlaxoSmithKline, as part of a $750 million judgment over manufacturing violations that she discovered in 2002. Eckard reported the problems to her supervisors, but rather than resolve them, the company fired her. She filed a lawsuit, and GlaxoSmithKline eventually agreed to pay $750 million in settlements and fines. $96 million of that award went to Eckard.
Glaxo to Pay $750 Million for Sale of Bad Products
Source: href="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/27/business/27drug.html" target="_blank">New York Times