Every day there are stories about CEO salaries and compensation packages. The numbers are staggering. Some big time leaders of high performing companies even earn as much money as a MLB shortstop or backup power forward in the NBA!
Here’s something you never see. How many employees these organizations have, what the market cap for that company is, and a final number of how much value each individual employee contributes to the bottom line.
Is it scientific? Not at all. Is it something a worker at Apple or Walmart can take to their supervisor to demand a raise? Heavens no. Is it fun to read on a Thursday? I really think so.
Market Cap $1.73 trillion
Total Employees 166,475
Value of each employee: $10,391,950
Market Cap $2.04 trillion
Total Employees 147,000
Value of each employee $13,877,551
Market Cap $1.55 trillion
Total Employees 575,700
Value of each employee $2,692,374
Company: Google (Alphabet)
Market Cap $1.37 trillion
Total Employees 135,301
Value of each employee $10,125,571
Market Cap $728.8 billion
Total employees 52,234
Value of each employee $13,857,692
Market Cap $372.84 billion
Total employees 2.2 million
Value of each employee $169,472.72