There are probably a few hundred people in the world who are able and posses the skill set, the guts and the confidence to manage a multi billion dollar company.
And there are more multi billion dollar companies out there than there are people out there who are able to properly manage these multi billion dollar companies.
And that's why multi billion dollar CEOs can basically ask for whatever salary they want.
And will usually also get it...
Is this ethical?
I don't know.
But it's the reality.
And the reality looks like this...
The higher the supply of a good (and this includes employees as well), the lower its price will be.
And once supply exceeds demand, then prices for that good (or employee) will race to the bottom.
This is exactly what's been happening over the past couple of years and decades.
It also works the other way round.
The lower the supply of a good, the higher the price will be.
And once demand exceeds supply, then prices for that good (or employee) will race to the top.
And this is why the salaries for CEOs race to the top while everybody else's salaries race to the bottom.
So what can non-CEOs do?
What can regular people like you and me do?
Well, you've gotta find a niche where nobody else is.
A niche where you have as little competition as possible.
Where you're the one being able to create the price, because you're one of the few people in the world who can do it.
And by the way, the price for things that can be learned by attending classes or cources will sooner or later all race to the bottom.
Because if there's a map to follow, then hundreds of millions of people will follow that map.
And then that map becomes useless because everybody ends up competing with everybody else who's competing with everybody else in a brutal race to the bottom...
What's your "thing"?