Hamilton Nolan · 04/29/14 03:42PM

America's highest-paid CEO in 2013: Charif Souki, the head of the natural gas firm Cheniere Energy, which has yet to turn a profit. Souki made a cool $142 million last year, five times what the head of ExxonMobil made. The system works, assuming that you (like most of our readers) are a CEO.