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The Best and Worst Countries to Be a Rich CEO

  • Charts show how much more U.S. bosses earn than peers in China
  • Such disparities have fueled debate over income inequality
Photographer: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

If your life’s goal is to be a highly paid chief executive officer, the U.S. is the place. But if your dream is just to be richer than society, South Africa and India are great bets too.

In either case, probably best to avoid Thailand, Poland and China.