Margo Georgiadis, the CEO of toymaker Mattel — the company behind Barbie, Hot Wheels, and Fisher-Price — makes 4,987 times more than the company’s median employee; or, when accounting for a one-time sign-on bonus, 1,527 times more. Georgiadis brought in $31.3 million in 2017, her first year on the job, while the median Mattel employee, globally, made $6,271. (Seventy-eight percent of Mattel’s total workforce is located outside the US, where pay standards are lower.)
Greg Creed, the CEO of Yum! Brands, which owns KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell, made 1,358 more than the median employee. His 2017 compensation: $12.4 million. The median employee’s pay, including full-time and part-time: $9,111.
The CEO of VF Corp. — which owns apparel brands such as Lee, The North Face, Timberland, and Vans — pays its CEO 1,353 times more than the median employee.
The CEO of Kohl’s makes 1,264 more than its workers.
The pay ratio of cigarette company Philip Morris is 990-to-1; at oil refiner Marathon Petroleum it’s 935-to-1.