Richard Parsons, CEO of Time Warner made over 16 million USD in 2005. Time Warner, a company loathed by every one of their customers I talk to (including when I talk to myself) for their poor customer service – a company that is too cheap to give their customers what they want. Yes, spank this CEO – 16 million dollars in a year?!? Please! Take some of that money and pony up for FOX-HD and the NFL channel. Hire some English-Speaking Tech Support people and lower your customer’s rates.
Christie Hefner Chairman and CEO, Playboy Enterprises makes $1.44 million (excluding stock options worth millions). Spank her and her daddy. If for no other reason than they are pornsters.
A number of years ago we got a new CEO. One of my co-workers asked him, “When it comes to compensation for a CEO, how much do you think is enough?” The CEO bounced around the question as deftly as a politician. His salary was $550K/year and when he left the company he had pulled millions of dollars out of it in the form of bonuses and stocks. Evidently millions wasn’t too much for him.