I understand the pressure todays CEOs are under. Especially the ones running a publicly traded company.
I don’t believe it’s an excuse though. Honestly I’d say this isn’t a call out to just the CEOs of the world but a call out to all the successful business owners and CEOs of the world.
Andrew Carnegie strived to spend the first half of his life making money. And the second half, giving it all away. I adhere to that same theory as well.
I don’t believe anyone needs to make more than 1 million a year.
Now hold the phone, I’m not saying we should tax people to death that make more than 1 million. NO. I believe this is supposed to be something you do because you care about the rest of the world. Other people. Helping the rest of the boats rise with the tide. Taxes and laws are rarely the answer. Yet we seem to think they’re always the answer.
I believe the people of the world making large amounts of money, should decide to give most of their money away. The CEO of Google makes $200 millon a year. Yet the CEO of Apple, makes something like $16 million. Now Tim Cook (Apple), isn’t a saint by making less. The point I’m making is these companies are very similar in many ways and yet one CEO makes a crap ton and the other makes peanuts by comparison. Both of these CEO’s instead should go to their boards and say, “I don’t want a dime more than 1 million. I want to take the rest of that money and increase the wages of my employees, I want to increase the wages of the lowest paid employees.”
This is another form of giving back that many CEOs should adhere to. Henry Ford did this so his employees could afford buying a Ford Model T. This is what we as a society should want. We want business owners/CEOS that are doing everything they can to help rise up society as a whole. Money isn’t always the answer either, I won’t say that it does. But I will say that we can do far more for the world by helping each other rise up.