CEO pay increases nearly 9 percent

GMI Ratings’ 2013 CEO Pay Survey identifies two CEOs that earned more than $1 billion in a single year

On the heels of the proposed Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rule that would likely put pressure on companies to slow the pay increases of their CEOs, a new survey reveals that CEO pay in North America increased 8.47 percent among more than than 2,200 North American CEOs in 2012.

And for the first time, GMI Ratings’ 2013 CEO Pay Survey identifies two CEOs that earned more than $1 billion in a single year, as well as the first time all ten CEOs earned at least $100 million. In 2012, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg earned $2,278,668,214, and Kinder Morgan, Inc. CEO Richard D. Kinder earned $1,116,685,089.

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