The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Who Gets It, Who Creates It?

May 22, 2017

According to the investment news group Bloomberg, the highest paid CEO in the U.S. is Marc Lore, head of Walmart e-commerce division. He brought home 237 million dollars last year. That’s as much as about 10,000 Walmart workers would make–if they worked full time!

A lot of his money came from Walmart buying the company that he owned. And where did Walmart get the money to buy that company? From the wealth created by its workers, of course!