10 CEOs who make less money than you

Believe it or not, the typical American household earning the 2016 median income of $57,617, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, likely earned a higher salary than Elon Musk. And, no — that doesn’t mean members of these households suddenly became billionaires.

The average CEO salary was $12.2 million among Fortune 500 companies in 2016, according to the Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University. But these CEOs are anything but average. Although these leaders aren’t exactly struggling to make ends meet, their insistence on taking little or no salary certainly sends a message of social responsibility in the age of the mega-corporations.

Click through to see the tiny paychecks doled out to these revolutionary CEOs.

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