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The 10 fattest cats in big business

We name and shame the fat cats drinking all the cream
Rae Passfield, Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Stats from the High Pay Commission think-tank have revealed that the CEOs of a number of FTSE 100 companies are being paid, on average, 130 times more than their own employees.


So while wages stagnate and the cost of living soars, these business execs have been lapping it up!


We name and shame the 10 worst offending FTSE 100 CEOs, the fattest cats in big business…


1. WPP CEO Martin Sorrell


Paid £29.8m*

780 times more than average WPP employee




2. Next CEO Lord Simon Wolfson** 


Paid £4.6m

459 times more than average Next employee




3. Compass CEO Richard Cousins


Paid £5.5m

418 times more than average Compass employee




4. Whitbread CEO Andy Harrison


Paid £6.4m

415 times more than average Whitbread employee




5. TUI Travel CEO Peter Long


Paid £10.1m

377 times more than average TUI employee




6. SAB Miller CEO Alan Clark


Paid £6.5m

365 times more than average SAB Miller employee




7. Associated British Food CEO George Weston


Paid £5.3m

361 times more than average ABF employee




8. Unilever CEO Paul Polman


Paid £6.4m

269 times more than average Unilever employee




9. G4S CEO Ashley Almanza


Paid £2m

266 times more than average G4S employee




10. Anglo-American CEO’s Mark Cutifani and Cynthia Carroll***


Paid £6.8m

247 times more than average Anglo-American employee




* CEO pay figures rounded to 1dp

**Wolfson donated annual bonus element of his pay package to staff  

***Cumulative total paid for CEO role

All data based on High Pay Centre research


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