Top 10 highest-paid CEOs in the world

We present to you a list of the world’s highest-paid CEOs.

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There are several corporate giants in this world that can change the whole economic landscape. But who runs these giants? The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the brain behind the massive companies. They are the ones responsible for the rise and fall of a company. Their decisions shape the future of a company and for their contribution CEOs have a very high compensation. Let’s take a look at the world’s highest-paid CEOs.

Top 10 highest-paid CEOs:

10. Safra A. Can’t

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Safra Ada Catz is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Oracle Corporation. In September 2014, Safra was appointed as the CEO of Oracle. She received annual compensation of $239.5 million in FY2021.

9. Hock E. Tan 

Tan Hock Eng is the CEO of Broadcom Inc. Broad com is an American manufacturer of semiconductor and infrastructure software products. In 2017, Hock was the highest-paid CEO in the US and currently is the 9th highest paid CEO in the world with an annual salary of $288 million.

8. Robert A. Kotick 

Robert A. Kotick is the CEO of Activision Blizzard. Activision Inc is an American video game developer. It has developed some of the most popular games including Call of Duty.  He was appointed as the CEO in 1991. He received annual compensation of $296.71 million in 2021.

7. Satya Nadella 

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

Satya Narayana Nadella is an Indian American business executive. He is the CEO of IT giant Microsoft. He was appointed as the CEO in 2014 and is one of the highest-paid CEOs in the world with annual compensation of $309.4 million.

6. Marc Benioff

Marc Russell Benioff is the CEO of Salesforce Inc. Salesforce is an American cloud-based software company. Marc received annual compensation of $439.4 million in 2021.

5. Leonard Schleifer

Leonard Schleifer is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of a biotechnology company, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals. He is one of the highest-paid CEOs in the world with an annual compensation of $452.9 million.

4. Reed Hastings 

Wilmot Reed Hastings is the CEO of the popular binge-watching platform, Netflix. He is also the co-founder of Netflix and sits on several non-profit boards. He received annual compensation of $453.5 million in 2021.

3. Jensen Huang

Jensen Huang is the co-founder of the American multinational technology company, Nvidia Corporation. He is also the president and CEO of Nvidia. He is one of the highest-paid CEOs in the world with an annual salary of $561 million.

2. Tim Cook

Timothy Donald Cook is the CEO of the world’s largest company by revenue, Apple Inc. Apple was founded by Steve Jobs, and Tim has worked closely with him. He was appointed as the CEO of Apple in 2011. He is the 2nd highest-paid CEO in the world with an annual compensation of $770.5 million.

1. Elon Musk

Elon Reeve Musk is a businessman and investor. He is the founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SpaceX & Tesla Inc. As per Forbes, Musk is the richest person in the world with a net worth of $207 billion and is also the highest-paid CEO in the world with annual compensation of 23.5 billion.

These were the top 10 highest-paid CEOs in the world.