The disparity between executive salaries and those of the workforce has been an issue of increasing scrutiny for a while as the gap has continued to widen. Now, a nonprofit shareholder advocacy group has assembled a list of the CEOs it says are the most overpaid in America.
As You Sow has been issuing its report on overpaid CEOs since 2015. Topping this year’s list, says the group, is Ronald F. Clarke, who heads Fleetcor Technologies. Clarke earned $52,643,810 last year, compared to the median employee, who took home $34,700.
Only two companies—Oracle and Comcast—have appeared on the As You Sow list each of the five years it has compiled the list. Four companies—Discovery Communications, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Walt Disney, and Wynn Resorts—are making their second consecutive appearance this year.