These Are The 10 Highest-Paid CEOs Of The Year

By on July 29, 2017 in ArticlesEntertainment

It's no surprise that tech and entertainment CEOs dominate the top of the list of the year's highest-paid chief executive officers. Silicon Valley seems to love to throw money around. In 2016, CEOs received, on average, $13.1 million in total compensation, including salary, bonuses, stock, and other compensation. That's up from the $10.8 million these high-powered, successful executives made the year before.

While CEOs make serious cash they also put in far more hours on the job that those who clock in and out for an eight-hour day, five days a week.

As a rule, more than half of a CEO's pay comes from stock, options, and bonuses, not cash. More and more, companies are tying the compensation package of their CEO to their stock's performance.

All figures on the list below are comprised of salaries, bonuses, perks, options, restricted shares, and pension values for the most recent year.

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#10. Mark G. Parker

Company: Nike

Salary: $47.6 million

#9. Fabrizio Freda

Company: Estee Lauder

Salary: $47.7 million

#8. David O'Connor

Company: Madison Square Garden

Salary: $54 million

#7. Les Moonves

Company: CBS

Salary: $68. 6 million

#6. Mario Gabelli

Company: Gamco Investors

Salary: $75.9 million

#5. Lyndon Rive

Company: Solar City

Salary: $77.3 million

#4. Philippe Dauman

Company: Viacom

Salary: $93 million

#3. Dara Khosrowshahi

Company: Expedia

Salary: $94.6 million

#2. Thomas Rutledge

Company: Charter Communications

Salary: $98 million

#1. Sundar Pichai

Company: Alphabet

Salary: $100.6 million

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