The 20 Highest Paid CEOs In America

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A lot of Bros dream of climbing that career ladder to the C-suite. America’s corporate leaders are very handsomely compensated by shareholders their leadership, especially during the fat years when margins slim, revenues skyrocket, and stocks soar. The New York Times plugged the numbers of compensation packages across cash, stock, options, and perks to rank the most handsomely paid CEOs in the Land of the Free, home of the brave. Here are the titans of industry who brought home the most bacon in 2016:

  1. Thomas M. Rutledge – Charter Communications — $98.0m in total compensation
  2. Leslie Moonves — CBS — $68.6m in total compensation
  3. David O’Connor — MSG — $54m in total compensation
  4. Fabrizio Freda — Estee Lauder — 47.7m in total compensation
  5. Mark G. Parker — Nike — $47.6m in total compensation
  6. Mark V. Hurd — Oracle — $41.1m in total compensation
  7. Robert A. Iger — Walt Disney — $41m in total compensation
  8. Safra A. Catz — Oracle — $40.9m in total compensation
  9. David M. Zaslav — Discovery Communications — $37.2m in total compensation
  10. Robert A. Kotick — Activision Blizzard — $33.1m in total compensation
  11. Margaret C. Whitman — Hewlett Packard Enterprise — $32.9m in total compensation
  12. Alex A. Molinaroli — Johnson Controls International — $32.6m in total compensation
  13. Jeffrey L. Bewkes  — Time Warner  —  $32.6 in total compensation
  14. Virginia M. Rometty — IBM — $32.3m in total compensation
  15. Joshua W. Sapan —  AMC Networks — $30.5m in total compensation
  16. Gregory B. Maffei — Liberty Media & Liberty Interactive — $29.8m in total compensation
  17. Brian L. Roberts — Comcast — $28.6m in total compensation
  18. Leonard S. Schleifer — Regeneron Pharmaceuticals — $28.3m in total compensation
  19. John J. Haley — Willis Towers Watson — $28.2m in compensation
  20. Stephen A. Wynn — Wynn Resorts — $28.2m in total compensation

There are still many, many more on the NYT’s comprehensive list, including the CEOs of Netflix, Twenty-First Century Fox, Goldman Sachs, Chevron, and General Motors. Go read the rest of the list over at the New York Times… 


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