America’s top CEOs make… a lot - The Hustle
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America’s top CEOs make… a lot

Last year, CEOs at top US companies made 351x more than the median worker’s salary.

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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