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The Highest Paid CEOs of 2018

24/7 Wall Street: “Hundreds of CEOs earn eight-figure salaries — at least $10 million — each year. And many pull in even higher salaries, several times that amount. Top-performing — and sometimes less than top-performing — CEOs are rewarded with lucrative contracts that generally include salary, bonuses, stock and options grants, and benefits. In a few cases, CEOs are set to earn more than $100 million in total compensation in 2018. 24/7 Wall St. reviewed data from Equilar Inc. on the total compensation of American CEOs to determine the highest paid CEOs in 2018. Calls for corporate accountability have grown louder in recent years. Many feel that CEO pay has become excessive, especially when compared to many of their workers. Each of the 25 highest-paid CEOs among major publicly traded companies is paid at least 200 times the average salary of their employees. Mindy Grossman, CEO of Weight Watchers International, has the highest CEO-to-average-worker-pay ratio — earning 5,908 times more than the company’s average employee. There has also been a recent push to hold powerful executives more accountable for their personal actions. Les Moonves stepped down as the head of CBS after six women accused him of sexual harassment. Steve Wynn also left Wynn Resorts after similar claims against him surfaced…”

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