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Wealth Creators Index

Wealth Creators Index

A Look at Three of the Best Wealth Creators

Three of this year’s leading wealth creators are profiled below. All share one underlying reason for their prosperity: synergistic strengths. Their principal strengths reinforce one another, creating a notably more powerful wealth-creation effect, as we’ll see. (These write-ups reflect company events and performance up until June 30, 2015.)

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Ranking CEO Wealth Creation

Our ranking is based on the performance of companies in the S&P 500 index (and their CEOs) for the three years ending on June 30, 2015. Only companies for which the CEOs were in their roles for the entire July 2012 through June 2015 period were ranked.

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How to Move Up in the Rankings

In publishing this list, Chief Executive, in partnership with Great Numbers! and EVA Dimensions, aims to show CEOs where they stand with respect to their peers as well as how to go about improving one’s standing. Getting better will require several actions that the company’s CEO, division heads and general managers can take.

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Ranking CEO Wealth Creation for 2014

Our ranking is based on the performance of companies in the S&P 500 index (and their CEOs) for the three years ending on June 30, 2014. Only companies for which the CEOs were in their roles for the entire July 2011 through June 2014 period were ranked. Not ranked are the 18 REITs in the June 30, 2014 S&P 500 Index. (Also, Facebook, which went public in May 2012, was not ranked due to incomplete data for the measurement period.)

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Lessons From the WCI That Can Help Every Business Become More Valuable

An analysis of the past seven years’ Best and Worst Wealth Creators’ profiles reveals five reasons businesses excel: The design of the business. The most powerful reason for a business’ prospering, or failing has to do with how it makes money. Two-time best wealth creator MasterCard is a good example, because of its “tollbooth” for non-cash payments and the network ...

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2014 Wealth Creators Index:
MasterCard CEO Ajay Banga Tops the List

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For Chief Executive's seventh annual index, we ranked the top 100 public companies of the S&P 500 where the CEO has been in place for at least three years. Similarly, we also ranked the top 40 mid-market companies (see p. 43) from the Russell 3000 in two tiers: upper mid-market companies with revenues between $500 million and $1 billion, and a lower mid-market tier of companies with revenues between $100 million and $500 million.

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