|To give is to receive, at least for these 10 charity CEOs who collect huge salaries from questionable charities.|
Executive vice president: Ralph W. Hale
CharityNavigator score: 42.91
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is one of the oldest associations of medical professionals dealing with women's health, and while it was a four-star charity in the early 2000s, it has earned two or fewer stars in seven of the past eight years. The group's low rating is partially due to administrative expenses of 38.7%, and the chief executive's salary accounted for an extra 1.07% of the group's $45 million of revenue in 2009. 9. RAND Corporation
CEO: James A. Thomson
CharityNavigator score: 49.75
The RAND Corporation is without doubt one of the most influential policy institutes in the U.S., and the California-based organization's size (it employs 1,700 people in 50 countries) surely makes it a handful to manage. While CEO James A. Thomson collects a salary that's among the top 10 on this list, RAND's $260 million-plus revenue means it makes up only 0.22% of the total. The charity gets a two-star rating from CharityNavigator, in part for its lack of independently audited financial filings, and its score is well below the average in the research and public policy category.