Your Jaw Will Drop When You Know The Numbers Earned By Top 7 Highest Paid CEOs


Ever wondered how much the CEOs of huge MNCs earn? The amount they earn will surely make you jealous. As expected, most of the CEOs are from tech industries which are currently booming. Today we are here with the list of top 7 highest paid CEOs in 2016 as reported by Bloomberg Pay Index.

Mitch Garber

Mitch Garber


Mitch Garber is a Canadian business executive who is currently the CEO of Caesars Acquisition Company, Caesars Interactive Entertainment, the World Series of Poker and is Chairman of Cirque du Soleil. He was initially a lawyer by profession.

He earned $91,146,468 (Rs. 589 Crore) from Caesars Acquisition Co. Details are given below.

Salary $558,573 (Rs. 3 Crore)

Bonus $1,112,500 (Rs. 7 Crore)

Acquisition Awards $89,475,395 (Rs. 576 Crore)

Virginia M. Rometty

Virginia M. Rometty


Virginia Marie “Ginni” Rometty is an American business executive. She is the current chairman, president and CEO of IBM, and the first woman to head the company. Prior to becoming president and CEO in January 2012, she held the positions of senior vice president and group executive for sales, marketing, and strategy at IBM. She joined IBM as a systems engineer in its Detroit office in 1981.

IBM paid her $96,764,750 (Rs. 625 Crore). The details are given below.

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)

Elon Musk


Elon Reeve Musk is 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. He was previously co-founder and chairman of SolarCity; co-founder of Zip2; and founder of, which merged with Confinity and took the name PayPal. As of May 2017, he has an estimated net worth of $15.2 billion, making him the 80th-wealthiest person in the world. In December 2016, Musk was ranked 21st on the Forbes list of The World’s Most Powerful People.

He earned $99,744,920 (Rs. 644 Crore) through Tesla Inc. for the year 2016. His earnings include:

Salary $45,936 (Rs. 29 Lakh)

Option Awards $99,698,984 (Rs. 642 Crore)

Sundar Pichai

Sundar Pichai

Pichai Sundararajan, also known as Sundar Pichai, is an Indian-American business executive. Pichai is the chief executive officer (CEO) of Google Inc. Formerly the Product Chief of Google, Pichai’s current role was announced on 10 August 2015, as part of the restructuring process that made Alphabet Inc. into Google’s parent company, and he assumed the position on 2 October 2015.

He was paid $106,502,419 (Rs. 687 Crore)by Google Inc. for the year 2016. The net amount was accounted as:

Salary $650,000 (Rs. 4 Crore)

Stock Awards $105,480,009 (Rs. 680 Crore)

Pension, Deferred & Other $372,410 (Rs. 2 Crore)

John S. Weinberg

 John S. Weinberg

John S. Weinberg is Chairman of the Board and Executive Chairman of Evercore, a position he has held since November 2016. Prior to joining Evercore, Weinberg was Vice Chairman of Goldman Sachs Group from 2006 to 2015 and Co-Head of Global Investment Banking from 2002 until 2015. He joined Goldman Sachs in 1983 as an Associate and was promoted to Partner in 1992.

He was paid $123,991,055 (Rs. 801 Crore) by Evercore Partners Inc. for the year 2016. His earnings are accounted as below:

Salary $58,974 (Rs. 38 Lakh)

Sign-on/Special Awards $123,932,081 (Rs. 799 Crore)

Tim Cook

Tim CookTim Cook joined Apple in March 1998 as senior vice president of worldwide operations and then served as Executive Vice President of worldwide sales and operations. He was made Chief Executive on August 24, 2011. During his tenure as the Chief Executive, he has advocated for the political reformation of International and domestic surveillance, cyber security, corporate taxation both nationally and abroad, American manufacturing, and environmental preservation.

Apple paid him $150,036,907 ( Rs. 968 Crore) for the year 2016. Details of his earnings are given below.

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)

Marc Lore

Marc LoreMarc Lore is an entrepreneur and president and Chief Executive Officer of Walmart eCommerce U.S. He was appointed in September 2016 to lead U.S. e-commerce when his company, an e-commerce startup launched in 2014, was acquired by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Prior to Jet, Marc co-founded Quidsi, the parent company of a family of websites such as and, with childhood friend Vinit Bharara. The Quidsi Company was sold in 2011 to Amazon for $545 million.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. paid him $236,896,191 (Rs. 1531 Crore) which the highest amount paid to a CEO. Details of his salary are given below.

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)

This was all about the top 10 highest earning CEOs. Do let us know your thoughts on this in the comments section below.



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