Of course, we’re not saying that these CEOs don’t deserve their annual income, but when you think about what $1 can buy you around the world or about the minimum wage in the US, we can’t help but wonder that somehow, money is not fairly distributed throughout the world.
A recent study shows that just by dividing your income by 1000, you’ll find out the exact sum that you should donate in order to save the world from hunger, from poverty. Check it out, it’s truly remarkable how so little of our income can do so much for the greater good of mankind.
The 10 highest paid CEOs in the world could also do this, and what a difference it will make. Let’s look at their salaries and imagine why doctors, teachers or researchers don’t earn as much as they do.
10. Robert A. Iger, Walt Disney Co CEO – $46,497,018
9. Daniel R. Hesse, Sprint Corp CEO – $47,077,699 (in 2013)
8. Leslie Moonves, CBS Corp CEO – $57,175,645
7. Steven M. Mollenkopf, Qualcomm Inc CEO – $60,740,592
6. T.M. (Roe) Patterson, Basic Energy Services Inc CEO – $62,863,840
5. Jon Feltheimer, Lions Gate Entertainment Corp CEO – $63,601,493
4. Lawrence J. Ellison, Oracle Corp CEO – $67,261,251
3. Satya Nadella, Microsoft Corp CEO – $84,308,755
2. Mario J. Gabelli, Gamco Investors, Inc. Et Al CEO – $88,518,411
1. David M. Zaslav, Discovery Communications, Inc. CEO – $156,077,912
All the figures in the gallery refer to the annual income of CEOs in 2014, provided by AFL-CIO.
Did you know that in 2013, the average CEO made 331 times more than the average worker? Does that sound fair to you?