Some of the most astonishing corporate collapses in recent history reinforce the adage that a company is only as good as its leadership. It is important for investors to realize the vital role competent CEOs plays in safeguarding their interests.
Most of the CEOs are on this list because of incompetent decision-making, while a select few chose to end their tenures early. Read on to find out which CEO lasted only 18 days, but made $19 million. (That's $44,000 an hour!)
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