Wealth Creators Index

Wealth Creators Index

Inside Chief Executive’s 2016 Wealth Creator’s Index

The Fortune 500 has long been touted as the gold standard for measuring top companies. But its key metric, total gross revenue, tells only part of the story. In reality, a business can be growing revenue, yet declining in overall wealth creation.

Ranking CEO Wealth Creation: The Methodology

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...

Chief Executive’s 2015 Wealth Creation Index: Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook Lead the S&P

The problem with growth at any cost is that it often disguises mistakes and bad managerial hygiene. To grow profitably in real economic terms, without unsustainable leverage and without mucking up the balance sheet, is the mark of strong leadership.

2015 Wealth Creators Index

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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.

A Look at the Best Companies for 2014

In seven years of best-wealth-creator profiles, never has a company seemed so well led, in so many areas.

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.)

Chief Executive’s 2014 Wealth Creators Index: MasterCard CEO Ajay Banga Tops the List

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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President Trump's trade policies are dividing CEOs.
Our monthly review of CEO Confidence reveals that geopolitical concerns, like trade wars, are causing many business leaders are causing them to be pessimistic in an otherwise buoyant environment.
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President Trump's trade policies are dividing CEOs.

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The problem is that looking at CEO pay by looking through the lens of the top 200 best-paid CEOs tells you nothing about most CEO pay.