The Insane Salaries Of The 5 Highest-Paid Wall Street Banking CEOs

By on February 21, 2018 in ArticlesEntertainment

Wall Street banks had a very good year in 2017, so you know what that means! The board of directors of each company is rewarding their CEOs with huge pay raises. JPMorgan, Chase, Morgan Stanley, and Bank of America (and others) posted very big earnings that beat expectations despite a crazy year for the stock market. The big banks were helped in their success by other divisions of the company such as retail banking divisions, investment banking, and wealth management.

Citigroup's Michael Corbat got a 48% boost in his compensation package for helming the 25.2% increase in Citi stock in 2017. By comparison, Lloyd Blankfein of Goldman Sachs saw his company's stock price rise 6.4% in 2017 and he received a 9% jump in pay as a result.

CEOs have all been given their new pay packages now that bonus season is over for their employees. Let's take a look at how much each of the CEOs of the big banks made. We are omitting Wells Fargo's CEO. Tim Sloan just completed his first full year at the helm and data on his salary is not available.

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Michael Corbat

Citigroup

Total: $23 million Base salary: $1.5 million

Cash bonus: $6.45 million

Stock bonus: $15.05 million

Increase from 2016: 48%

Citi 2017 stock price increase: 25.2%

Brian Moynihan 

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Total: $23 million

Base salary: $1.5 million

Stock bonus: $21.5 million

Increase from 2016: 15%

Bank of America 2017 stock price increase: 33.6%

Lloyd Blankfein – $1 billion net worth

Goldman Sachs

Total: $24 million

Base salary: $2 million

Cash bonus: $4.4 million

Stock bonus: $17.6 million

Increase from 2016: 9%

Goldman Sachs 2017 stock price increase: 6.4%

James Gorman

Morgan Stanley

Total: $27.1 million

Base salary: $1.5 million

Cash bonus: $11.6 million

Stock bonus: $14 million

Increase from 2016: 20%

Morgan Stanley 2017 stock price increase: 24.2%

Jamie Dimon – $1 billion net worth

JPMorgan Chase

Total: $29.5 million

Base salary: $1.5 million

Cash bonus: $5 million

Stock bonus: $23 million

Increase from 2016: 5%

JPMorgan 2017 stock price increase: 23.9%

Articles Written by Amy Lamare
Amy Lamare is a Los Angeles based writer covering business, technology, entertainment, philanthropy, and pop culture. She spent 8 1/2 years covering the entertainment industry for www.hsx.com. She has written for Los Angeles Magazine, Your Tango, Thinknum Media, and various airline magazines. Follow her on Facebook. Amy's favorite self-made billionaire is Sara Blakely.
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