Some of the richest people in society are corporate execs, and what do they do that's so important that warrants them having tens of millions of dollars to their name? Doctors, teachers, engineers, the people who do the real work and build societies, make much less than people who own the banks, and who own the factories.
I don't feel the need to shed a tear when the people getting a free ride on the labour of others are suddenly taxed higher for their overinflated earnings. There is no threat to the economy by doing so. So execs. will make $500 000 per year instead of $1 million. Oh no, how awful!