No, CEOs Don't Need to Make 271 Times What Workers Make
In 2016, Google CEO Sundar Pichai made a hair under $200 million. He wasn’t the highest paid executive in the US, though. That honor goes to Marc Lore, CEO of e-commerce at Wal-Mart, who pocketed $243.9 million. The average hourly rate for an employee at Wal-Mart is $13, which equates to about $27,000 per year.