Business: Happy on High

Few divorces for chiefs

With one divorce for every two marriages in the U.S. these days, it might be expected that the breakup rate among top executives, who suffer special strains of heavy travel, unremitting tension and inescapable responsibility, would be extraordinarily high. Not so. Town & Country magazine surveyed the chairmen and presidents of the nation's 100 largest manufacturing companies—179 men in all —and found that 95% of them are still married to their first wives. The wives of a few of the others died, so the divorce rate at the top is even lower than 5%. The plump paychecks and...

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