According to Michael Brush of MSN Money, "CEOs earned $11.3 million on average last year, a 27% increase from the prior year. Barry Diller, the chairman and chief executive of the IAC/InterActiveCorp, took home $295 million last year." No one is worth that kind of compensation. Period.
One of the most valuable things you can do is to be involved if you are a shareholder. What if you are a stakeholder (all employees are), but not a shareholder? You still need to be concerned and get involved. The wider the gap grows between CEO salaries and that of their workers, the more likely the company is to fail. To read more about what you can do, read CEOs Are Overpaid. At the bottom of the article are links to two Michael Brush articles with specific things you can do to "fight greedy CEOs".
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