5 Big Time CEOs Who Make Less Than You Do

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CEOs who have outrageous, eight-figure salaries and then get multimillion-dollar bonuses on top of that. Some of these CEOs are the same people who oversee major layoffs, leaving former employees penniless on the streets. "Just how much money does one person need?" you wonder, while arguing for legislation that would put a cap on the compensation for these "top dogs."

The AFL-CIO keeps tabs on CEOs, which they consider the biggest pay-exploiters, on a website called Executive PayWatch. Writer Jim Woods of InvestorPlace.com came up with a very different list -- CEOs who make the least money. The stories about corporate heads who make a pittance are fewer-and-farther between, but they do exist. As a matter of fact, the guys in charge of some of the biggest and most celebrated companies in America, earn less annually [in terms of salary] than you'd spend on a cup of coffee.

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