8 Outrageous Executive Perks

Some executives' multimillion-dollar pay packages make headlines and anger the little guys.

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Some executives' multimillion-dollar pay packages make headlines and anger the little guys. But shareholders should also mind the extra, less talked-about benefits.

While some perks are merely outrageous because they’re given to executives who already earn vast fortunes, others have proved to be a sign of executive larceny and lax oversight by a company’s board of directors.

Here are eight of the most outrageous perks given to U.S. executives in history -- some long gone and some remaining.

Kathy Kristof
Contributing Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Kristof, editor of SideHusl.com (opens in new tab), is an award-winning financial journalist, who writes regularly for Kiplinger's Personal Finance and CBS MoneyWatch. She's the author of Investing 101, Taming the Tuition Tiger and Kathy Kristof's Complete Book of Dollars and Sense. But perhaps her biggest claim to fame is that she was once a Jeopardy question: Kathy Kristof replaced what famous personal finance columnist, who died in 1991? Answer: Sylvia Porter.