Are CEOs Overhyped and Overpaid?
NOVEMBER 1, 2016
How much do CEOs actually matter? Although such sentiments may not apply to most CEOs, even the anonymous CEO still benefits from the impulse: Most CEOs worldwide earn between 50 and 100 times more than the average worker. The CEO-to-worker pay ratio in America is even bigger, at 350:1. It is therefore reasonable to ask whether CEOs are actually worth it. To answer this question, I considered several scientific studies of CEO impact.