I'm in the wrong line of work

Apparently, when my guidance counselor asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I should have said “beverage company CEO,” not “a writer.”

Pepsi filed regulatory paperwork Monday that pegged CEO Inda Nooyi’s 2007 compensation at $14.7 million.

Based on that, I don’t want to tell you how many times Nooyi could cover my salary, while still keeping enough change in her pocket to buy her own private island – and let’s not start calculating her income in terms of Ramen noodles. That would get truly depressing.

But I have to give Nooyi credit where credit is due. She garnered $9.83 million of that $14.7 mil from Pepsi stock. That same stock climbed 21.3 percent last year – so somebody’s doing something right at the top of that corporate behemoth.

So, remember kids, when your guidance counselor asks what you want to be when you grow up, say “Pepsi’s CEO.”

For more on Nooyi’s income, click here.