Yesterday the US finally got their man. No, not Bin Laden but Tony Hayward, the now former chief executive of BP. However, now there are complaints about the size of his golden parachute payout of around £12million. But how does this compare to other former CEO pay-offs?
The Economist has pulled together the following chart which shows Tony Hayward’s payout to be a mere oil drop in the ocean when compared to those received by other high-profile former bosses: