These Are The Year's Highest-Paid CEOs

By on May 25, 2017 in ArticlesEntertainment

It's no surprise that tech entrepreneurs and CEOs dominate the list of the year's highest-paid chief executive officers. Silicon Valley seems to love to throw money around. However, one obvious exception to the tech rule is Evercore Partners' John Weinberg, a 60-year-old veteran from Goldman Sachs. His move from Goldman Sachs to Evercore netted him $124 million in total compensation for 2016. The only person who made more than Weinberg is the 45-year-old founder of Jet.com Marc Lore. Lore sold his company to Wal-Mart for $3.3 billion and took on the title of CEO, U.S. e-commerce for the retail giant. For that gig, he gets a total of $236.9 million in compensation. Apple's 56-year-old CEO Tim Cook, Google's CEO, 44-year-old Sundar Pichai, and 45-year-old Tesla chief Elon Musk round out the top five highest paid CEOs.

Marc Lore worked in finance before founding Jet.com. He tops the list of the highest paid CEOs this year, but most of his current salary is tied to the $3.3 billion sale. If you excluded the Wal-Mart shares he got as part of the deal, his salary, bonus, and perks for the most recent fiscal year are $1.43 million. Nothing to turn your nose up at, but a far cry from $236.9 million.

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

#10. Mario J. Gabelli

CEO, Gamco Investors, Inc.

Salary: $75,965.288

#9. Les Moonves

CEO, CBS Corp.

Salary: $83,645,290

#8. Philippe Dauman

Former CEO, Viacom

Salary: $87,841,249

#7. Mitch Garber

CEO, Caesars Acquisition Co.

Salary: $91,146,469

#6. Virginia Rometty

CEO, IBM

Salary: $96,764,750

#5. Elon Musk

CEO, Tesla, Inc.

Salary: $99,744,920

#4. Sundar Pichai

CEO, Google/Alphabet, Inc.

Salary: $106,502,419

#3. John S. Weinberg

CEO, Evercore Partners, Inc.

Salary: $123,991,055

#2. Tim Cook

CEO, Apple Inc.

Salary: $150,036,907

#1. Marc Lore

CEO U.S. e-commerce, Wal-Mart

Salary: $236,896,191

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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