Bush Should Consider Lowering Salary to Boost Approval Ratings

Bush Should Consider Lowering Salary to Boost Approval Ratings

2008-08-08 15:11:10

We were catching up on this week’s news…well, the news according to US Weekly. US Weekly reported the whopping salaries of top rated celebrities based on an annual survey in this week’s TV Guide.

For kicks and a couple good laughs, we wanted to compare the salaries of top rated corporate CEOs to the salaries of CEO’s with an approval rating lower than George Bush. For those of us who haven’t taken a US Government and History class in a while, the US President reports a salary of $400,000 annually and according to CNN/Opinion Research Bush has a current 30 % approval rating. From what we’ve observed it looks like George Bush may need to consider dropping his salary to help boost his approval ratings!

Annual salary for the most popular CEOs with more than 50 reviews:*

  • Steve Jobs, Apple …………………………………..$1
  • Eric E. Schmidt, Google……………………………$1
  • John T. Chambers, Cisco…………………$350,000
  • Jamie Dimon, JP Morgan Chase………$1,000,000
  • Jeff Bezos, Amazon ………………………….$81,840

Salary for CEO’s with approval ratings lower than George W. Bush:*

  • Greg Brown, Motorola ……………………$1,200,000
  • Kerry K. Killinger, Washington Mutual …$1,000,000
  • Kevin W. Sharer, Amgen…………………$1,547,308
  • Ron Rittenmeyer, EDS …………………..$1,125,000
  • H. Lee Scott Jr., Wal-Mart ………………..$1,400,000

* Note – salary data listed for corporate CEOs are based on recent available online estimates. These estimates do not include bonuses or other forms of job compensation.

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