David Leonard, New York Times, wrote a story about CEO's of various companies and how compensations they receive through their company should have boundaries.
Leonard used numbers to show the reader how much certian CEO's are making annually these days. He also used numbers to explain how some Fortune 100 firms failing at calculating risks, a clawback.
Leonard used numbers in his story very effectively. The reader should not be confused with the the numbers he used. They are presented in a clear and concise way.
He does not confuse the reader with the kinds of numbers he uses.He references Equilar, which is a compensation firm, to back up his facts.