View Poll Results: Which of these leaders are worth their salaries/bonuses?

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  • Tim Cook, Apple Inc. -- $900,000

    6 35.29%
  • Eric Schmidt, Google Inc. -- $937,000

    8 47.06%
  • David Zaslav, Discovery Communications Inc. -- $2.9 million

    5 29.41%
  • Ralph Lauren, Ralph Lauren Corp. -- $1.25 million

    6 35.29%
  • Alan Mulally, Ford Motor Co. -- $2 million, $1.8 million bonus

    6 35.29%
  • R.W. Tillerson, Exxon Mobile -- $2.3 million, $4.3 million bonus

    6 35.29%
  • Leslie Moonves, CBS Corp. -- $3.5 million, $27.5 million bonus

    5 29.41%
  • Robert Iger, Disney Co. -- $2 million

    6 35.29%
  • David Cote, Honeywell Intl Inc. -- $1.8 million, $4.3 million bonus

    5 29.41%
  • No person is worth more than $_______ (specify amount)

    7 41.18%
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Thread: Which of these CEOs are (or were) worth their pay?

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    Which of these CEOs are (or were) worth their pay?

    Which of these business leaders are (or were) worth what they earn(ed) annually?

    Explain.

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    Re: Which of these CEOs are (or were) worth their pay?

    If the shareholders think a CEO is overpaid they can change that. What exactly are you proposing? For Barack Obama to decide what each CEO should make?

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    Re: Which of these CEOs are (or were) worth their pay?

    Quote Originally Posted by Voltaire X View Post
    If the shareholders think a CEO is overpaid they can change that. What exactly are you proposing? For Barack Obama to decide what each CEO should make?
    Actually, I don't get why they don't. Studies have shown that CEO pay is not correlated with CEO performance. It is one of the only jobs in a capitalistic system where pay seems to have absolutely nothing to do with results. I can't figure out why that is tolerated. My guess is that shareholders are stuck in a "higher paid CEO = higher return" heuristic that has absolutely nothing to do with reality. In other words, people want higher paid CEOs for the same reason people will shell out big money for fish eggs and goose liver, because expensive allegedly always equals good.
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    Re: Which of these CEOs are (or were) worth their pay?

    Quote Originally Posted by Voltaire X View Post
    If the shareholders think a CEO is overpaid they can change that. What exactly are you proposing? For Barack Obama to decide what each CEO should make?
    Heavens no. Not proposing anything. Interested to know if people think some of these guys (but not others) are worth their salaries/bonuses.

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    Re: Which of these CEOs are (or were) worth their pay?

    Seriously, why does it matter what a CEO is paid?
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    Re: Which of these CEOs are (or were) worth their pay?

    I thought Larry Page was the CEO of Google. Has there been a coup in Geekland?

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    Re: Which of these CEOs are (or were) worth their pay?

    Quote Originally Posted by Moon View Post
    Seriously, why does it matter what a CEO is paid?


    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    I thought Larry Page was the CEO of Google. Has there been a coup in Geekland?
    Nope. Leave it to AFL-CIO to be confused.

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    Re: Which of these CEOs are (or were) worth their pay?

    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post




    Nope. Leave it to AFL-CIO to be confused.
    Larry Page is the current CEO and Schmidt is the Executive Chairman Management team ? Company ? Google

    BTW, Page looks like a Romulan. I think the future is now.

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    Re: Which of these CEOs are (or were) worth their pay?

    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    Which of these business leaders are (or were) worth what they earn(ed) annually?

    Explain.
    But what you're showing isn't what they're really making. I mean, it's not like they only get their paycheck the same as Joe Sixpack does. Add in the stocks, stock options, and other goodies to what you've posted - then we'll talk.
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    Re: Which of these CEOs are (or were) worth their pay?

    Quote Originally Posted by MoSurveyor View Post
    But what you're showing isn't what they're really making. I mean, it's not like they only get their paycheck the same as Joe Sixpack does. Add in the stocks, stock options, and other goodies to what you've posted - then we'll talk.
    That's true, including the value of their stocks/options/etc. dramatically increases those figures further, but it's not as if the question is unanswerable in its current form. Are they even worth those base salary/bonus figures?

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