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“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx
Aug 30, 2010
Tony Hayward will lose his job as chief executive at BP soon. But “poor” Tony will walk away with $4,107,168.
He’s hardly alone. Here are other top executives from American companies in the oil industry, with their salaries as listed in their last annual reports:
Ray Irani, Occidental Petroleum, 31.4 million dollars;
James Hackett, Anadarko Petroleum, 27.5 million dollars;
Rex Tillerson, ExxonMobil, 27.2 million dollars;
Aubrey McClendon, Chesapeake Energy, 18.5 million dollars;
D.J. O’Reilly, Chevron, 16.5 million dollars;
James Mulva, ConocoPhillips, 15 million dollars;
David Lesar, Halliburton, 12.4 million dollars.
The median pay for all full-time workers in the U.S. is about $35,000 per year. These chief execs take anywhere from 400 to 1,000 times what we get per year. And they made it off of workers’ hard and often unsafe labor.