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Not How Much, But

Nobody likes to be evaluated. Especially if your pay outstrips your performance. In our third annual study of chief executive pay, we take CEOs to task for their high earnings: Are they worth it? Sometimes yes…

David Meredith September 1 1989

WHAT’S A CEO WORTH?

Two of the more popular themes for U.S. corporation bashers are “Pay is not linked to performance” and “CEOs are paid too much!” This year we tested these hypotheses/ accusations against what 225 companies reported in their proxy statements and annual reports. What did we find? The answers may surprise you.

David Meredith September 1 1988

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