The 10 highest-paid CEOs of 2013

Like the salaries of top athletes, executive compensation just keeps on skyrocketing. And these bosses had the biggest paydays of all last year.

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Jun 11, 2014 11:51PM
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Please stop calling these super rich clowns job creators.  The term job creator is an imaginary term made up by the GOP to make it sound like their rich donors are "maybe" doing some good for the country instead of sucking the life out of it.  These people have for decades sent jobs overseas, done their best to kill unions that help the common worker, and destroyed any benefits the average worker once received at almost any job.  Remember when one parent worked and made enough  to support a family?  Now the CEO's make %10,000 more and get benefit packages that include free private airplanes, insurance (normal employees can't take their kids to see a doctor), insane bonus packages for finding creative ways for taking more from their regular workers and more.  These people make this money and donate crazy amounts back to the the Republican party to pass laws so when they make this kind of money they then pay a smaller percentage in tax on their insane income than an average family with both parents working.
Jun 11, 2014 10:50PM
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Everyone where I work was told last week that we that we are closing, and all 18 of us are out of a job. Some of us have been there up to 14 years. I'm sure our CEO will ride out the storm without any problems though.
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People will bitch about CEOs, but you never hear them complain about sports figures.


Floyd "Money" Mayweather topped , which was released on Tuesday.

Jun 11, 2014 8:07PM
Jun 12, 2014 9:48AM
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Let's talk about being overpaid. Tens of millions receive money and benefits from the welfare entitlements for absolutely nothing.

Jun 12, 2014 7:17AM
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Obviously these people have done well for themselves and their companies. Jealousy is such an ugly emotion, people...calm your t*ts.
Jun 12, 2014 11:57AM
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CEO's vs Hollywood so called Star's income!  No compliants about them. Is one movie or TV series worth millions in renewals forever?  
Jun 12, 2014 11:31AM
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These grossly overpaid executives are plundering our corporations. Not only the workers who actually add value, but the customers and the owners are getting screwed in this process of concentrating power and wealth. This happens because the typical investor, that is the average guy or girl with a 401(k) is limited to a few crappy managed funds which almost always under-perform random stock picks. The fund managers of said funds, who get very wealthy robbing you then vote your shares, not in a way to do their stated job of advancing the interests you trusted them with but expanding their personal power by electing their buddies as board members who in turn approve these absurd compensation packages. There is absolutely no way any free market scenario would place more value on one executive than 1000 Engineers. This is why our wages are being eroded and our jobs sent overseas;  to accommodate the plunder from above. The problem IS NOT capitalism, it's cronyism.
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Casey will be here shorty to start his pissing and moaning.



His mommy gets him up about 11.

Jun 11, 2014 7:33PM
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How can Adkersons pay package jump when both the Price of Gold and Copper has fallen?
Jun 12, 2014 9:52AM
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$60 mil contract buy- out.

 

Teach your kids the art of negotiations.

 

Comcast, Time Warner....uh, ok.

 

Pays to be at the top....even if it's the heap.

Jun 12, 2014 6:58AM
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If your company offered you $68.2 million a year to do your job, would you turn it down ??
Jun 12, 2014 11:49AM
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More of MSNBC shilling for the Dear Leader by trying to pit poor against rich and igniting class warfare.  And from reading most of the comments to this article, I'd say it's working.
Jun 12, 2014 8:27AM
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The real concern is there way to many people complaining about what these successful people make and less people concerned with emulating their backgrounds and achievements to become one. 

 

It is easy to know how to be a Wal-mart greeter or McD burger flipper or a GM bolt turner, not much of a education or background experience required (that is why they make minimum wage), now what is the characteristics of tomorrow's business leaders.  Shouldn't that be what our education system is preparing student's for?

Jun 12, 2014 9:51AM
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Once again we've got the "dirty, rotten, stinkin', evil, greedy CEOs" HATERS!!!  Why don't you losers Google the top 10 paid athletes or the top 10 paid actors - Providing your room temperature IOs can enable you to handle that really complex maneuver.  For example the highest paid athlete was Floyd Mayweather the boxer who earned $72 million for 72 minutes “work” (of course he put in countless hours training and preliminary matches but it just goes to show you idiots how statistics can be "liars".  Also Leonardo DiCaprio earns $77 million per movie and Dirty, Rotten, Stinkin', Evil, Greedy Tom Cruise makes $75 million.  So maybe some of you who still have a "spark" of grey matter between your ears can look at this CEO hatred a little differently.  But I have absolutely no hope for most of U!  
Jun 13, 2014 8:03AM
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Hey all you whiners !!!!
If ya can't beat 'em, join 'em !!!

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Women really need to learn how to apply themselves. There isn't a single lady on the list, probably too busy crying for a living wage flipping burgers!
Jun 12, 2014 11:17PM
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The only thing their good at creating is a golden parachute for themselves. These grossly over-paid CEO's are not deserving of this kind of money. This is more like embezzlement.
Jun 12, 2014 12:10PM
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Do not fall for sucker's rallies, many thought the Dow was recovering, not a chance, the volume is awful and manipulators own the floor like yesterday; we are headed towards another triple digit loss; we call it as we see it folks...About four hours to go, we are not giving up but with the bad economic news today and these scumbags manipulating things, its going to be very difficult.
Jun 12, 2014 10:41AM
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Like we warned yesterday after the close, manipulators will continue what they started yesterday and that is exactly what they are doing, too many of them on and off the floor this morning. be cautious. Lets face it though, news this morning haven't been good, actually crappy, we are mirroring the economy today so do not be too shocked the markets are down....Still early, hopefully we can save something, anything, this afternoon...More later.
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