As much as I love what you're supporting and are pressing for as far as a raise in the minimum wage, CEOs do NOT make 20160 an hour. I calculated that and it would be over 58 million dollars per year. Some CEOs may make that but the cast majority, even in big companies, make much less per year in a salary. Even with stock options it comes out to a much smaller number. I agree with you just get your facts clearer it'll help your argument be more credible
If you’d like to crunch these numbers and create for yourself the most accurate picture possible, be my guest. Here is a bit of fact checking though:
ORACLE CORP Lawrence J. Ellison 2012 $96,160,696
TESLA MOTORS INC Elon Musk 2012 $78,150,010
GAMCO INVESTORS INC Mario J. Gabelli 2012 $68,970,486
ACTIVISION BLIZZARD INC Robert A. Kotick 2012 $64,942,306
CBS CORP Leslie Moonves 2012 $62,157,026
CHENIERE ENERGY INC Charif Souki 2012 $57,518,332
CREDIT ACCEPTANCE CORP Brett A. Roberts 2012 $54,282,500
MCKESSON CORP John H. Hammergren 2013 $51,744,999
DISCOVERY COMMUNICATIONS INC David M. Zaslav 2012 $49,932,867
HCA HOLDINGS INC Richard M. Bracken 2012 $46,359,246
I, however, think that when you decide to parse the nuances of grossly overpaid CEOs as a measure of credibility, you are missing the point of the infographic entirely.
Desire for absolute accuracy is an utilitarian approach to a problem of societal values — which, obviously, are not defined by utilitarianism less we limit ourselves to a shallow understanding of numbers and the materialism reflected in gross pay as the only meaningful determiner of the social goods living wages represent (dignity, livelihood, economic freedom, social mobility).
The real issue is the disparity between manager and laborer. The pay, even relative, directly reflects a gaping hole in how we purport to value those social goods, but in reality have been fleeced by the capitalist class. Even the lowest of the top 100 paid CEOs, Alexander Smith of Pier 1 Imports, made 18.7 million — $9,016 an hour — , compared to the $8.42-$10.67 hourly paid sales associate. Quibbling about averaging that number in with the top paid CEO, Lawrence J. Ellison of the Oracle Corporation, who was paid $96,160,696 — $46,230 hourly — does less to damage my credibility than it does to damage your common sense. Not to be harsh, I just want people to understand the underlying issue.