So who is this 1 percent?
According to Bloomberg, the big dogs in the group are entertainment executives who easily eclipse the Wall Street guys.
The top three entertainment barons are Les Moonves, the CEO of CBS Corp. who got $69.9 million in 2011; David Zaslav of Discovery Communications Inc. who got $52.4 million, and Philippe Dauman at Viacom Inc. who paid $43 million.
Compare that to the top-paid on Wall Street: Jamie Dimon at JPMorgan Chase & Co, $23 million;. John Stumpf of Wells Fargo & Co., $17.9 million; and Lloyd Blankfein at Goldman Sachs Group Inc.; $16.2 million.
Even Brian Roberts and Steve Burke of Philadelphia’s own Comcast would have headed that class with pay of $27 million and $24 million, respectively, despite pay cuts of 13 percent and 32 percent, respectively from 2010.
You know just about all these guys were Obama supporters in ’08, right?