CEO Compensation

McDonald’s CEO Makes an Hour What the Average Worker Makes a Year

McDonald's Corp. (NYSE: MCD) has been among the American companies that pay its workers the least. As some evidence of the ongoing pay problem at the fast-food chain, the U.S. ...
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Why Sloan’s Departure as Wells Fargo CEO May Not Be So Great for the Bank’s Recovery

Some people might wonder how bad it looks when a chief executive officer resigns and the company's stock rises. Generally it's a case of distress-relief when that occurs. And that ...
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Ford CEO Made 276 Times Median Worker in 2018

Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) filed its preliminary proxy statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Friday morning. The most engaging metric in the filing is the ratio ...
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10 Most Overpaid CEOs

Wide differences between chief executive officer compensation and the median compensation of any other employee have been a factor in the rise of shareholder resolutions seeking to limit a company's ...
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Disney CEO Iger Makes $65 Million

Robert A. Iger has been the CEO of Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) since 2005. Over that period, Disney's cable, TV and film businesses have changed the face of the ...
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Jeff Bezos’s Net Worth Rose $24 Billion in 2018

Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), reportedly saw a $24 billion increase in his net worth in 2018, lifting his total to $123 billion. That increased his ...
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Netflix CEO Hastings Made $31 Million

Netflix Inc.'s (NASDAQ: NFLX) chief executive and board chair, Reed Hastings, did well last year. Very well. He made $31.5 million. Just $700,000 of that total was base salary, while ...
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5 Most Important Things in Business Today

The former CBS Corp. (NYSE: CBS) CEO will not get severance due to sexual harassment claims. According to Reuters: CBS Corp said on Monday it has fired Leslie Moonves for ...
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6 Most Important Things in Business Today

Elon Musk has attacked the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in a new tweet. According to The Wall Street Journal: Elon Musk risked reigniting a battle with federal securities ...
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National Employee Morale Day: Starbucks Sets Layoffs Under $11 Million CEO

Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ: SBUX) needs to be restructured, refined and refocused. The management decision to reorganize the coffee company will come with large layoffs. Company CEO and president, Kevin Johnson, ...
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CBS CEO Moonves Made Nearly $200 Million Over Past 3 Years

According to the CBS Corp. (NYSE: CBS) proxy, departing CEO Les Moonves made just shy of $200 million over the past three years. Some would say he earned it, based ...
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6 Most Important Things in Business Today

Heads of large companies warned the president on his immigration stance. According to Reuters: A group of chief executive officers at the largest U.S. companies expressed serious concern about the ...
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Why Are CEOs Paid 361 Times More Than Their Average Employees?

In 1980 the average CEO-to-worker pay ratio was 42:1. In 2017 the ratio was 361:1. Total CEO compensation averaged $13.94 million last year, compared to just $38,613 for the average ...
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Walmart CEO’s Salary Is 1,188 Times the Median Employee’s

Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) CEO Doug McMillon received $22.8 million in compensation for the company's 2018 fiscal year that ended in January. The median salary for the other 2.22 million ...
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Twitter CEO Takes No Salary or Stock Grant for Third Year in a Row

Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) CEO Jack Dorsey "declined all compensation" for 2017, according to the company's proxy statement filed this morning with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. This is ...
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