America’s top CEOs have done well creating extraordinary outcomes for their companies and bank accounts.
Between 1978 and 2020, CEO compensation grew 1,322%. Typical worker pay grew just 18%.
In 2020, the CEOs at the top 350 US companies by revenue made $24.2m on average (including salaries and realized stock compensation).
That’s compared to the ~$68.9k median worker salary at these companies. Put another way, CEOs made 351x more than the average Joes. The reason being: 80%+ of CEO compensation at these companies is stock-related.
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