GM Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson

You have to feel for Dan Akerson. Not only is the guy stuck parking his Chevrolet Volt at the country club next to all those 500-plus-horsepower tarmac terrors from Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz, but he's woefully underpaid.

So what's the General Motors Chaiman and CEO to do? Take matters into his own hands – like a boss. According to The Detroit News, Akerson bought 25,000 shares of GM stock this week, investing a cool half-a-million bucks in his own company. The move comes despite Akerson having "incurred significant paper losses" of about $1.8 million on his GM stock holdings, now reported at 272,838 shares.

A GM spokesman told the News that the latest stock purchase was a personal investment. Because the man has to get paid.