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Poll question: CEO salaries

Are CEO salaries in corporate America ‘insane’

BY HBSDealer Staff

Bob Iger, by all accounts, does a great job leading The Walt Disney Co. But is he worth the $65.6 million he received as compensation in 2018?

One voice says such high salaries border on crazy. That voice belonged to Abigail Disney, the granddaughter of Roy Disney.

“Let me very clear,” Disney tweeted. “I like Bob Iger. I do NOT speak for my family but only for myself. Other than owning shares (not that many) I have no more say in what happens there than anyone else. But by any objective measure a pay ratio over a thousand is insane.”

Then again, if the shareholder-elected compensation committee believes there is value for dollar in a seven-figure salary for a chief executive, well then, that’s just the price you pay in competitive business environment.

The issue of CEO pay is the subject of the latest HBS Dealer poll question: Are CEO salaries out of control? The poll is open on the right side of the page (or scroll down your mobile device).

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