In his book ‘Blink’, Malcolm Gladwell reports that Fortune 500 CEOs are, on average, almost three inches taller than the average American male height of 5’9”. He also cites a previous US study showing that even when you correct for other variables, an extra inch in height is worth an extra $789 a year in salary.
That said, the bar is presumably much lower. After all, the examples of Messrs Kravis, Schwarzman, Black et al show that you don’t have to be big to be a buyout behemoth. n