Top 10 Highest Paid CEOs In The World, Salary Is Much More Than Your Expectations

Top 10 Highest Paid CEOs In The World

Did you ever wonder the earnings of CEOs working in giant MNCs? Well, the Top 10 Highest Paid CEOs In The World earns a jaw dropping amount that can make anyone jealous. These top CEOs are mostly from tech industries in which most the people dream of working. The Highest Earning CEOs receive salary much more than your expectations. Their height in career is the result of their uphill struggle and efforts to take the company to the next level. Few key factors like salaries, bonuses, perks etc. has made these name shine under the list of highest-paid executives in the world. Now check out the list of Highest Paid CEOs In The World that is well compiled here. 

Top 10 Highest Paid CEOs In The World

  1. Marc Lore

Marc Lore is the highest paid CEO in the world with around $236,896,191 (Rs. 1531 Crore) earning (yearly) from Wal-Mart Stores Inc. He was appointed as chief executive officer in the month of September 2016 as a CEO of Walmart eCommerce U.S. after his company Jet.com was acquired by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. This famous Chief Executive Officer of Walmart eCommerce U.S. is also a great entrepreneur and a president.

Salary $346,154 (Rs. 2 Crore)
Bonus $1,055,136 (Rs. 6 Crore)
Acquisition Awards $235,468,788 (Rs. 1518 Crore)
Pension, Deferred & Other $26,113 (Rs. 16 Lakh)
  1. Tim Cook

Tim Cook became the senior vice president of Apple worldwide operations in the month of March 1998 and after that he served as Executive Vice President of worldwide sales and operations. Tim Cook was appointed as a Chief Executive officer on 24th August, 2011. His easy earning from Apple is around $150,036,907 (Rs. 968 Crore).

Salary $3,000,000 (Rs. 19 Crore)
Bonus $5,370,000 (Rs. 34 Crore)
Stock Awards $141,289,188 (Rs. 911 Crore)
Pension, Deferred & Other $377,719 (Rs. 2 Crore)
  1. John S. Weinberg

Since November 2016, John S. Weinberg is holding the throne of Chairman of the Board and Executive Chairman of Evercore. However, from year 2006 to 2015, John was the Vice Chairman of Goldman Sachs Group and from year 2002 to 2015, Co-Head of Global Investment Banking. For the year 2016, Evercore Partners Inc. paid him a whopping of $123,991,055 (Rs. 801 Crore).

Salary $58,974 (Rs. 38 Lakh)
Sign-on/Special Awards $123,932,081 (Rs. 799 Crore)
  1. Sundar Pichai

Sundar Pichai is another renowned name under the list of highest paid Chief executive officers in the world. This Indian-American business is the CEO of Google Inc. Pichai was appointed as the CEO of Google Inc. on 10th August, 2015. This famous CEO earns around $106,502,419 (Rs. 687 Crore) from Google Inc. as per the reports of 2016.

Salary $650,000 (Rs. 4 Crore)
Stock Awards $105,480,009 (Rs. 680 Crore)
Pension, Deferred & Other $372,410 (Rs. 2 Crore)
  1. Elon Reeve Musk

Elon Reeve Musk is recognized as the founder, CEO, and CTO of SpaceX; a co-founder, an investor, CEO, and product architect of Tesla Inc; co-chairman of OpenAI and founder and CEO of Neuralink. In May 2017, he became the 80th-wealthiest person in the world with total net worth of $15.2 billion. Not only this, Forbes listed his name at 21st place amongst the World’s Most Powerful People. Tesla Inc. paid him $99,744,920 (Rs. 644 Crore)  for the year 2016.

Salary $45,936 (Rs. 29 Lakh)
Option Awards $99,698,984 (Rs. 642 Crore)
  1. Virginia M. Rometty

Virginia Marie “Ginni” Rometty is a chairman, president and CEO of IBM. This American Business executive is considered as the first woman to become the CEO of the company. Formally, she was the senior vice president and group executive for marketing, sales and strategy at IBM. Her total earning in previous year from IBM was around $96,764,750 (Rs. 625 Crore), making her name shine amongst the Top 10 Highest Paid CEOs In The World.

Salary $1,600,000 (Rs. 10 Crore)
Bonus $4,950,000 (Rs. 31 Crore)
Stock Awards $15,105,991 (Rs. 97 Crore)
Option Awards $73,879,712 (Rs. 476 Crore)
Pension, Deferred & Other $1,229,047 (Rs. 7 Crore)
  1. Mitch Garber

Mitch Garber was initially a lawyer but now holding the place of CEO of Caesars Acquisition Company, Caesars Interactive Entertainment, the World Series of Poker. This famous Canadian business executive is also the Chairman of Cirque du Soleil. As far as his yearly earning is concerned, he earned $91,146,468 (Rs. 589 Crore) from Caesars Acquisition Co. in the year 2016.

Salary $558,573(Rs. 3 Crore)
Bonus $1,112,500 (Rs. 7 Crore)
Acquisition Awards $89,475,395 (Rs. 576 Crore)
  1.  Philippe Pierre Dauman

Philippe P. Dauman is the ex-President, CEO and Chairman of Viacom. From 1994 to 2000, Philippe served as a member of Viacom’s executive committee and as executive vice president in charge of strategic transactions, supervising Paramount Pictures Entertainment, legal and government affairs, human resources and administration, Showtime Networks and Simon & Schuster. Viacom paid him $87,841,249 (Rs. 567 Crore) for the year 2016, making him highest paid CEOs in the world.

Salary $3,600,000 (Rs. 23 Crore)
Bonus $9,707,650 (Rs. 62 Crore)
Stock Awards $8,108,046 (Rs. 52 Crore)
Option Awards $7,983,745 (Rs. 51 Crore)
Separation Payments $58,000,000 (Rs. 373 Crore)
Pension, Deferred & Other $441,808 (Rs. 2 Crore)
  1. Leslie Moonves

Until Viacom Inc. split on December 31, 2005, Leslie Moonves was serving as a Co-President and Co-Chief Operating Officer of Viacom Inc., the predecessor to CBS Corporation. Leslie is now the Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer of CBS Corporation. He was appointed as a Chairman of CBS in the month of February 2016. CBS Corporation paid him $83,645,290 (Rs. 540 Crore) for the year 2016.

Salary $3,500,000 (Rs. 22 Crore)
Bonus $37,035,824(Rs. 238 Crore)
Stock Awards  $19,399,772 (Rs. 125 Crore)
Sign-on/Special Awards $21,605,979 (Rs. 139 Crore)
Pension, Deferred & Other $2,103,715 (Rs. 13 Crore)
  1. Mario J. Gabelli

Mario Joseph Gabelli is the founder, chairman, and CEO of Gabelli Asset Management Company Investors (GAMCO Investors). He is also recognized as an American stock investor, investment advisor, and financial analyst. Forbes has listed his name as #346 on the wealthiest Americans list in the 2006 Forbes 400 with total net worth of $1 billion. As management fees, he earned $75,965,266 (Rs. 490 Crore) in the year 2016.

Salary US$88.5 million
Net worth US$ 1.1 billion

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