CEOs Are Doing Quite Well, Thank You

Are you wondering how our nation’s top CEOs are doing these days? The Wall Street Journal has you covered. Here’s their top ten for 2019:

According to the Journal, “Median pay reached $13.1 million for CEOs of the biggest U.S. companies, setting a new record for the fifth year in a row. Most S&P 500 CEOs got raises of 8% or better during the year, while total shareholder return reached nearly 30%.” Life is good for corporations and the rich.

POSTSCRIPT: Is it really true that median employee pay at Alphabet is $258,000? And $202,000 at Netflix? I wonder if either of them need a full-time blogger?

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You just sent an incredible message: that quality journalism doesn't have to answer to advertisers, billionaires, or hedge funds; that newsrooms can eke out an existence thanks primarily to the generosity of its readers. That's so powerful. Especially during what's been called a "media extinction event" when those looking to make a profit from the news pull back, the Mother Jones community steps in.

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