Special Report

These CEOs Make 1,000 Times More Than Their Employees

Source: Courtesy of Align Technology Inc.

3. Joseph M. Hogan
> Company: Align, Technology Inc.
> CEO annual pay: $41.8 million (3,168 times the typical employee)
> Median annual employee pay: $13,180
> Annual corporate profit: $400.2 million

Align Technology Inc, a California-based orthodontics company, is one of only three companies on the S&P 500 where the CEO earns over 3,000 times the typical employee pay. CEO Joseph Hogan took the top job in mid-2015. Under his watch, the company’s share price surged by about 366%, and corporate profits have climbed steadily since the end of 2016.

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2. Ynon Kreiz
> Company: Mattel, Inc.
> CEO annual pay: $18.7 million (3,408 times the typical employee)
> Median annual employee pay: $5,489
> Annual corporate profit: -$531.0 million

The CEO of Mattel, a California-based toy manufacturing company, makes over 3,400 times the amount the typical company employee earns. Ynon Kreiz took the top job at the company in June 2017 — and Mattel’s financial performance has been lackluster since. The company’s revenue has declined each year since at least 2016, which was the last time the company’s had a profitable year. Over the course of Kreiz’s tenure, the company’s share price has dipped by over a third.

Source: Courtesy of Gap Inc

1. Arthur L. Peck
> Company: The Gap, Inc.
> CEO annual pay: $20.8 million (3,566 times the typical employee)
> Median annual employee pay: $5,831
> Annual corporate profit: $1.0 billion

The typical employee of The Gap, Inc., the company behind Old Navy, Banana Republic, and Gap clothing brands, earns just under $6,000 a year. Arthur Peck, the company’s CEO, earns as much in about a half hour. While most Gap employees are compensated primarily through wages and salaries, Peck is an exception. Only $1.5 million of his $20.8 million 2018 compensation was salary, and the remainder was in company stocks and options.

Peck is not especially popular among those who work under him. According to Glassdoor reviews, just 68% of current and former employees approve of Peck as CEO.

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