Executive pay has steadily increased relative to average worker pay for several decades, but has exploded since 1993. That year, CEOs of companies in the S&P 500 Index made an average of 195 times as much their average worker. By 2012, that ratio had ballooned to 354 to 1.
(Seriously, the president, chairman, and CEO of JPMorgan Chase is named Jamie Dimon – as in “diamond.” No, really. He has an annual salary of $27.5 million and has a net worth upwards of $400 million.)
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