A chief executive officer CEOs the position of the most senior corporate officer, executive or administrator in charge of managing an organization. The responsibilities of an organization CEO are set by the organization board of director or other authority depending on the organizations legal structure. Many of these CEO make bonuses based on good performance but receive the bulk of their income for stock options that vest over time and are worth significantly more if the company grow greatly during their times as its leader. These are 10 people that despite already to keep leading their companies. Here are the top 10 highest paid CEOs in the world.
- Lawrence J. Ellison- Oracle
Net Worth: $49.3 billion
Oracle is a California based computer hardware company that specializes in enterprise software products. Lawrence J. Ellison is the co-founder and CEO of the company, with net worth of a staggering $49.3 billion.
2. Mario J. Gabelli – GAMCO Investors
Net Worth: 1.52 billion
Mario Joseph Gabelli was born 19 June 1942 an American stock investor, financial analyst and investment advisor. His pay of $58.2 million in 2006 was more than the pay of any senior executive of a major Wall Street firm that year despite the fact that he manages only a fraction of the assets of larger Wall Street companies. As a narrowly focused investor with large holdings in a few companies, he was able to bring influence to bear on company management.
3. Martine A. Rothblatt- United Therapeutics
Net Worth: $390 million
He Company has delivered its annual reports in the form of a comic book, a musical, a periodic table, and a children’s book. United Therapeutics is a biotechnology company specializes in the design, production and distribution of medical technology products and medicines. Martine Rothblatt was a telecommunications lawyer who founded Sirius Satellite Radio.
4. Leslie Moonves- CBS
Net Worth: $300 million
Les Moonves CEO and CBS President whose net worth is an estimated $300 million refused to tip a parking valet because he only had $100 bills on him. Last week, Moonves attended the birthday party of 92 year old Sumner Redstone, the billionaire executive chairman of CBS and Viacom.
5. Jeffrey Weiner- LinkedIn
Net Worth: $200 million
Jeffery Weiner comes next with the whopping annual pay of about $200 million. He is the CEO of LinkedIn, the social media network which established a link between professionals from more than 200 countries around the world. The site helps more than 260 million users find relevant professional opportunities.
6. Charif Souki- Cheniere Energy
Net Worth: $142 million
The CEOs of America’s 500 biggest companies got a collective pay raise of 16% last year earning total compensation of $142 million. Exercised stock options and vested stock awards account for 60% of total pay for this group of 500 firms. Those components of compensation are the reason these CEOs are on list of highest paid.
7. Ruchard C. Adkerson- Freeport McMoran Copper & Gold
Net Worth: $72.3 million
As one of the most recognized figures in the mining industry, Richard Adkerson has put in his time. For the last 23 years he has been a part of freeport- McMoRan, holding various titles and positions. In 2003 he was named CEO and since 2008 he has served as president.
8. Nicholas Howley- TransDigm Group
Net Worth: $64.2 million
Nicholas Howley also known as Nick serves as chief executive officer at aviation technologies Inc. He has been the chief executive officer at transding group incorporated since December 2005. Mr. Howley founded Transding Group in 1992. He has been the president of TransDigm Group Incorporated since October 2014. He has been the chief executive officer at transDigm holding company and transDigm Inc, since December 2001. He is one of the original Founders.
9. Stephen Kaufer- TripAdvisor
Net Worth: $39 million
Stephen Kaufer co founded TripAdvisor in February 2000 and has been the president and chief executive officer of TripAdvisor since that date. Mr. Kaufer has been a director of TripAdvisor since the completion of the spin off from Expedia in 2011.
10. Don A. Mattrick- Zynga
Net worth: $28 million
His home is the largest in British Columbia, Canada and it’s worth $28 million. It has a 10car garage, and it’s filled. When Laporte asked Mattrick how many cars he owned, he just smiled. He made millions when he was at EA, and his wife is a Canadian telecom heiress. He is credited with commercializing motion-based technology in Kinect that was sitting around in Microsoft’s research labs.