The World's Top 15 Highest-Paid Bank CEOs

By on August 11, 2017 in ArticlesHow Much Does

Banking and big bucks typically go hand-in-hand, and it's no shocker that the chief executives at large financial institutions bring home tremendous paychecks. Recent statistics reveal that the annual salaries for CEOs at the world's largest lenders can often reach eight figures.

The best-paid bosses tend to work for major American banks, which is unsurprising seeing as these financial institutions typically have the most customers and the largest balance sheets. Further down the list, British, Swiss, and Canadian companies make the cut, as well as one Spanish bank.

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All but one of the 15 highest-paid CEOs are white males – Credit Suisse's Ivorian-born Tidjane Thiam, who has been in his role for two years, is the only black member on the list. Another notable mention includes a tie for the list's 12th spot: Two executives brought in $7.6 million.

Here's a closer look at the total compensation packages, including salaries, bonuses, stock awards, and more, that 15 big bank bosses took home in 2016:

  1. Jamie Dimon (pictured), JPMorgan Chase — $28.2 million
  2. James Gorman, Morgan Stanley — $22.5 million
  3. Lloyd Blankfein, Goldman Sachs — $22.3 million
  4. Brian Moynihan, Bank of America Merrill Lynch — $20.2 million
  5. Michael Corbat, Citigroup — $15.5 million
  6. Sergio Ermotti, UBS — $13.9 million
  7. Stuart Gulliver, HSBC — $13.1 million
  8. Tim Sloan, Wells Fargo — $12.9 million
  9. Antonio Horta-Osorio, Lloyds Banking Group — $10.3 million
  10. Jes Staley, Barclays — $10.2 million
  11. Tidjane Thiam, Credit Suisse — $9.9 million
  12. (tie) David McKay, Royal Bank of Canada — $7.6 million
  13. (tie) Bill Winters, Standard Chartered — $7.6 million
  14. Jose Antonio Alvarez, Santander — $7.2 million
  15. William Downe, Bank of Montreal — $7.3 million
Articles Written by Caitlin St John
Caitlin St John is a writer and editor who covers everything from fitness and celebs to lifestyle and design. A New Yorker through and through, Caitlin resides in Queens by way of eastern Long Island. Follow her on Instagram.
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