Abigail Disney Says Disney CEO Bob Iger’s ‘Insane’ Salary Has a ‘Corrosive Effect on Society’

IndieWire | 4/21/2019 | Staff
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Disney CEO Bob Iger made $65.6 million last year, or 1,424 times that of the median Mouse House employee. If that strikes you as a bit much, you aren’t alone: Abigail Disney, granddaughter of Disney co-founder Roy Disney, believes that Iger’s salary is not only “insane” but is part of a larger problem that has a “corrosive effect on society.”

“Let me very clear. I like Bob Iger. I do NOT speak for my family but only for myself. Other than owning shares (not that many) I have no more say in what happens there than anyone else. But by any objective measure a pay ratio over a thousand is insane,” she wrote in the first of many tweets about executive compensation.

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“To brush aside criticism of the low wage you pay workers at the company by saying you pay more than the Federal Minimum Wage and that you provide opportunities for education is a dodge,” Disney continued.

“We all know the Federal Minimum is too low to live on. So why must we, at a company that’s more profitable than it’s ever been, be paying anything so close to least the law allows at all??? Pointing...
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