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Executive Salaries: How Much Is Too Much?

Liberty Mutual sign. (Flickr/Christopher Schmidt)

Liberty Mutual sign. (Flickr/Christopher Schmidt)

Liberty Mutual, based right here in Boston, ranks 82 in the list of Fortune 500 companies. Former CEO Ted Kelly received a $50 million compensation package for the last four years.

But Liberty Mutual isn’t a for-profit company.

Its owned by its policyholders, not shareholders. So, for a company owned by those whom it serves, how right is it for the top level executives to be paid salaries with that many zeros in them? And who oversees this compensation plan?

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