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Horrible Bosses – The Worst 5 CEOs of 2013

Proof that you don't need brains or talent to become the boss

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We already reflected on the year’s best CEO performances, with obvious names like CEO rockstar Elon Musk of Tesla Motors (TSLA) and drone-master Jeff Bezos of Amazon (AMZN) getting nods on our top ten list. But you can’t have the good without the bad, so it’s time to take a look at the other side of the coin.

eddie-lampert-ron-johnson-ceoSadly, the contest for the worst CEOs of 2013 was a close race featuring an unusually large field of qualified entrants. As is the case with any race, however, someone’s gotta reach the finish line first.

Going from “least bad” to “biggest disaster,” here’s a look at the worst CEOs. Heck, in retrospect, we probably wish these guys had never been hired in the first place … but some of them are still around to do more damage.

Take a look:

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