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Net Worth:
$110 Million
Date of Birth:
Jun 2, 1951 (71 years old)
Place of Birth:
United States of America
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Ken Chenault Net Worth and salary: Ken Chenault is an American business executive who is the CEO and Chairman of American Express and who has a net worth of $110 million. Ken Chenault was born June 2, 1951in Mineola, New York in Nassau County where he attended he the Waldorf School and received B.A. in history from Bowdoin College in 1973, and J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1976. After Harvard, he worked as an associate at the law firm Rogers & Wells from 1977-1979 and as a consultant for Bain & Company from 1979-1981. He joined American Express in 1981, working in the Strategic Planning Group. In 1995, Ebony magazine listed him as one of 50 living pioneers in the African-American community. He became president and chief operating officer in 1997. He became CEO of American Express in 2001. He is the third African-American CEO of a Fortune 500 company. While CEO of American Express in 2007, Chenault earned a total compensation of $50,126,585, and in 2008, he earned a total compensation of $42,752,461. In 2009, he earned a total compensation of $16,617,639, which included a base salary of $1,201,923, a cash bonus of $10,450,000, an option grant of $3,985,637, and other compensation worth $980,079. He resides in New Rochelle, New York in Westchester County with his wife and children.

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