Os now make almost 280 times what a typical American worker pulls in annually, according to a new report from the Economic Policy Institute (EPI).
But it’s not just disgruntled workers with stagnant wages – the group that many say has found a voice in Donald Trump – who are being left in the financial dust by the chief executives of U.S. corporations.
Fat and happy CEOs are blowing past the top 0.1 percent of wage earners, too.
And according to data from the EPI, a left-leaning Washington think tank, there is no clear reason why CEO compensation at the nation’s largest companies has climbed by almost 941 percent since 1978. For example, that enormous leap does not correspond to the growth of the stock market during the same time period, which is up by 542.9 percent.
– The Fiscal Times