This story is from the BBC World Service and was written by Fernando Duarte.
You have started a new year, checked your savings, and are looking ahead to the next 12 months, hoping maybe for a pay rise? Well, if you live in the UK, your boss may well have made more money already than you could earn in a whole year.
The date of 4 January is marked as the day when CEOs of Britain's biggest companies already earn what it takes an average worker to make in a year.
But British CEOs are not the only ones who out-earn their workers so quickly. An analysis of the wage gap between CEOs and workers in 22 countries by the financial and media company Bloomberg shows that executives in the United States and India can get the average worker's yearly wage even faster.
The Global CEO Index analyses how much more money executives make than someone on the average annual wage. In the United States, the data suggests that top CEOs need less than two days (1.52) to out-earn a worker's yearly income.
In India, it takes even less time. An average Indian CEO earns more in about a third of a day (0.35) than his average worker would in 365 days.
"In the United States, the gap between worker and CEO pay was eight times larger in 2016 than in 1980," writes American journalist Sam Pizzigati, author of The Case for a Maximum Wage, a book released in May last year in which he presents arguments for capping executive pay. "At most major corporations, typical workers would still have to labour over three centuries to make as much as their CEO makes in a year. At McDonald's, a typical worker would have to work 3,101 years."