has responded to comments made by Abigail Disney
, granddaughter of Disney co-founder Roy O. Disney
, condemning what she sees as gross imbalances in the company’s salary practices. In a lengthy series of tweets made on Sunday, Ms. Disney said “by any objective measure a pay ratio over a thousand is insane,” adding that such an imbalance has a “corrosive effect on society.” She began her remarks referencing Disney CEO Bob Iger
, who made $65.6 million last year, or 1,424 times that of the median Mouse House employee.
In a statement given to the New York Times
, the company defended it salary practices, aggressively disputing Ms. Disney’s characterizations.
“Disney has made historic investments to expand the earning potential and upward mobility of our workers, implementing a starting hourly wage of $15 at Disneyland
that’s double the federal minimum wage,” the statement said, adding that the company had committed up to