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Are CEOs worth 380 times what the average worker makes?

Marketplace Contributor Mar 8, 2013

There’s a pretty amazing viral video on the loose showing how wealth is distributed in this country. More than 3.5 million people have watched “Wealth Inequality in America” on YouTube so far. And one of the most striking statistics from the video is this: The average CEO makes 380 times what the average worker makes.

Are top executives worth that much? Leave a comment and tell us what you think.


A surprise viral hit: Income inequality, the movie
 Learn more about where the video came from and why it has gone viral.


 

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