The CEO Mega-Pay Bonanza

  • Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries


Alas, what terrible news! According to the most recent report from the Economic Policy Institute, the average CEO-to-worker pay ratio in the U.S. has gone down from 286:1 (in 2015) to 271:1 (in 2016). To many top executives, this disappointing number is far from the peak of 383:1 it reached in 2000. But in spite of this bad news, it’s encouraging to know that most CEOs will not receive a pauper’s wage.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries
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  1. 1.INSEADFontainebleauFrance

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