CEO Compensation

US Corporations: Not Just for Shareholders Any More

One of the country's most influential business organizations on Monday turned the world, if not upside down, at least 90 degrees. The Business Roundtable, comprised of chief executives of U.S. ...
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This Executive Made $108 Million and Is Not a CEO

CEO pay has become a bone of contention between the boards of some public companies and their shareholders. How can a CEO be worth tens of millions of dollars, some ...
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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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