CEO to median worker pay ratio
Ross: 1,059 to 1
Chipotle: 1,136 to 1
GameStop: 1,137 to 1
KFC/Pizza Hut/Taco Bell: 1,413 to 1
Dick's: 1,487 to 1
Gap: 1,558 to 1
Coke 1,657 to 1
Starbucks: 1,675 to 1
McDonald's 1,939 to 1

yes, it's min wage workers responsible for price increases
CEO to median worker pay ratio
Papa John's: 1,038 to 1
Kraft-Heinz: 1,034 to 1
Foot Locker: 1,013 to 1
Bed Bath & Beyond: 1,007 to 1
American Eagle: 1,003 to 1
Walmart: 983 to 1
DSW: 965 to 1
Kohl's: 923 to 1
Disney: 911 to 1

yes, it's min wage workers responsible for job losses
CEO to median worker pay ratio
Dollar General: 824 to 1
Target: 821 to 1
CVS: 790 to 1
Kroger: 789 to 1
Five Below: 718 to 1
Estee Lauder: 697 to 1
PriceSmart: 694 to 1
Dollar Tree: 690 to 1
Big Lots: 663 to 1

yes, it's min wage workers responsible for store closures
CEO to median worker pay ratio
Olive Garden/LongHorn Steakhouse: 589 to 1
Lulumon: 580 to 1
Ralph Lauren 570 to 1
Oreo/Chips Ahoy/Jell-O: 561 to 1
Hanes 559 to 1
Versace/Michael Koors 558 to 1
Outback Steakhouse 558 to 1
BJ's 542 to 1

yes, it's min wage workers that are overpaid
CEO to median worker pay ratio
Avis: 538 to 1
H&R Block: 526 to 1
Lowe's: 511 to 1
Chico's: 495 to 1
Cracker Barrel: 491 to 1
Under Armour: 491 to 1
Hilton: 489 to 1
Home Depot: 481 to 1
Macy's: 461 to 1
Comcast: 461 to 1
For the companies listed in this thread, the median worker makes about $10,000 a year. Their CEOs make $5 to $10 million.

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