Welcome to this list of 12 corporate execs who went on insane rants and paid a heavy price for it. From the CEO of a jewelry group who cost his company £500 million with a single speech, to the head of a tech business who quit after a racist outburst, these execs have all gone too far and paid the price.
We’ve all been there ... but maybe not as execs, though. You’re in the middle of a heated argument, and before you know it, you’ve said something you immediately regret. But these execs took it to the next level, and their words have cost them their jobs and reputations.
This list is a cautionary tale for anyone in a position of power. It’s a reminder that words have consequences, and it’s important to think before you speak. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at these corporate execs and their rants.
Papa John’s founder resigns in disgrace.
"Doing a Ratner": not recommended.
Big bonus cut for bigoted remarks.
Tech CEO quits after racist outburst.
CEO’s rant ends volunteer committee.
Racist CEO resigns.
Fired for TikTok tantrum.
Insulting fan: 1, Tom Hicks Jr: 0.
"Really stupid" indeed.
"Inappropriate" comment leads to Deloitte investigation.