The Spark

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

Executive pay:
Slower gravy train

Apr 2, 2001

Pay of top corporate execs dropped a little in the last year to an average of only 88 MILLION dollars (including salary, bonus and stock options) –for the year! In other words, each week they got one million seven hundred thousand dollars.

The declining stock market affected their unbelievable wealth because the value of their shares went down. Even Mr-Richest-Man-in-America Bill Gates lost 36 billion dollars in his overall wealth last year.

Gosh, with their income going down, which bills will they have to give up paying each week?