1. Executive Pay Hit a Record High For the Sixth Year in a Row in 2021

    Executive Pay Hit a Record High For the Sixth Year in a Row in 2021

    Executive pay at the largest companies in the U.S. hit a sixth straight annual record in 2021, as the median pay packet for leaders at S&P 500 companies rose roughly 12% to $14.7 million, according to an analysis from the Wall Street Journal. But the highest-paid executives might not be who you expect.For example, Elon Musk, the world’s wealthiest man, was the lowest-paid CEO in 2021, receiving a total salary of $0 from Tesla Motors for the second year in a row.In 2018, however, Tesla awarded Musk a record-setting $2.3 billion pay package ...

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