This New York magazine survey is a look at people's annual salaries.
On the list is 50 Cent, Tom Stewart, a Tower Records stock clerk, John Lennon, writer Malcolm Gladwell, Martha Stewart, Lori Lyons, a garbagewoman, and David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker magazine.
I've included a partial list below. It's not in any order. The list is interesting, funny and sad all at the same time.
Who Makes How Much
Sister Marie of the Precious Blood
Cocaine dealer, Lower East Side
($275 per one-eighth ounce)
Rockers, Room on Fire (570,000 copies sold at roughly
$1.50 per album)
Artistic director, Jazz at Lincoln Center
Tower Records clerk
Conductor, New York Philharmonic
General manager, Metropolitan Opera
Mezzo-soprano, Metropolitan Opera
($15,000 per performance)
Street musician, Astor Place subway station
(last name withheld) First-year broker
Superintendent, 209 W. 97th St.
(advance, plus $250,000 New Yorker salary and $30,000 per speaking engagement)
Chairman, CEO, and president, Cablevision
Edgar Bronfman Jr.
CEO, Warner Music Group
Chairman and CEO, JetBlue Airways
CEO, New York Stock Exchange
Consultant, McKinsey & Co.
Actress, upcoming untitled Oliver Stone 9/11 film
Actor, Flight Plan
Sarah Jessica Parker
(plus $1 million for the upcoming Failure to Launch)