Which CEOs are making the most money in their companies?
The stock market is going to be in the spotlight again for the first time since the start of the financial crisis and a new survey of the CEOs of America’s largest corporations finds that the financial industry has been a boon for some of the world’s most powerful people.
For years, companies have used data to help determine their earnings and the best and worst performers.
Companies that produce and market products and services are more likely to reap the rewards than those that don’t, as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has found.
But there’s a big difference between companies that produce products and products that consumers want to buy and those that create and sell the goods and services consumers want, the study from the investment firm Morningstar finds.
The CEOs are earning more than the average American, who earns less than $40,000 a year, the report finds.
That means the top-earning CEOs are more than five times as likely to be millionaires than the next lowest earning CEOs.
That’s the biggest difference among the CEOs and those in the bottom 50% of the pay scale.
The median pay for CEOs in the top 50% is just $31,500, while the average pay for the bottom half of the wage scale is $9,300, Morningstar found.
Morningstar also found that the CEOs who make more than $100 million per year make about $9.8 million more than those who make less than that.
That disparity is even more pronounced among CEOs of public companies, which makes up about 90% of all Fortune 500 companies.
For CEOs at these firms, the median pay is $72,000, while for the rest of the population, it’s just $25,000.
The top-paid CEOs at the biggest publicly traded companies make an average of $3.5 million per quarter, more than double the median earnings for their employees.
The average CEO at the lowest-paying companies earns just $2,500 per quarter.
In terms of their annual compensation, CEOs at companies that sell products and sell services are the most likely to make more money than those at companies whose products and sales generate revenue for consumers.
They’re also the most successful at earning money in the stock market.
The biggest winners from the financial sector are the ones who earn money through advertising and in the media.
The top 10% of CEOs at those companies have an average annual pay of $1.5 billion, while those at the bottom 10% make $1,000 per year, MorningStar found.CEOs are also more likely than their workers to work in finance, consulting and other fields, and earn more money from other sources.
They earn more from the stock and other forms of compensation, too, including a larger share of total compensation.
The Morningstar report is based on data from the Center for Responsive Politics, a nonprofit research group that tracks campaign contributions.
It was compiled using data from Morningstar, the Federal Election Commission and other sources, including federal and state filings with the U; Securities and Exchanges Commission.
The report does not account for how the CEOs earned their compensation, or how the companies are able to spend that money.
The companies declined to comment.
The findings come as the Federal Reserve has begun to ease monetary policy.
The central bank announced on Tuesday that it is easing its bond-buying program, which has been on hold as the economy recovers.
The Fed is still weighing whether to expand its asset purchases as soon as next month, which could affect how much the markets are willing to pay for U.N. backing for the world body.