It wasn't that long ago that I did a write-up on companies that flat out just don't care about their investors. Luckily for us, this isn't the norm. The majority of companies out there still do put investors first -- a concept that I feel has to come straight from the top.
In a perfect world CEOs would be paid based on how their stocks performed -- but as we all know, the stock market isn't perfect. However, there are CEOs out there who truly understand their fiduciary responsibility to shareholders. In a sea of hundreds of CEOs, I've uncovered seven that do an exceptional job of putting shareholders first and their own wallets second. Although some of these CEOs are billionaires, make no mistake about it: They are working for you!
Now here's a CEO you can get behind. Richard Kinder, head of Kinder Morgan
Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon.com
Much like Bezos, Charles Ergen, CEO of DISH Networks
Does this man really need any introduction? Warren Buffett has basically been the pioneer of the little investor for decades. Heading one of the largest conglomerates around, the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway
As amazing as this might be to believe, not everything that is Microsoft
Some of you are probably scratching your heads, asking, "Marc who?" Marc Benioff is CEO of salesforce.com
Perhaps no CEO's fortune is more tied to stock prices than that of Harold Hamm. Hamm is the CEO of oil and natural gas exploration company Continental Resources
Do you feel like these CEOs are doing everything they can for you? Perhaps you have a CEO you'd like to nominate that I've left off the list. Share your thoughts in the comments section below and consider adding these and your own personalized list of companies to My Watchlist.
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