Because the other thread has been closed I will start a new one on this subject. I do not ask this question to be facetious but I really would like to know the answer. Please don't post a bunch of sarcastic remarks. What does a CEO really do? Does he or she really have that much to do with a companies success or failure? How do they justify the enormous salaries that we have been reading about in the papers over the last few years. How does one justify making 30, 40, 50 million a year? Who grants these salaries?