The Top 30 Highest-paid CEOs In The United States 2014

The Top 30 Highest-paid CEOs In The United States 2014

Charif Souki, the president and CEO of Cheniere Energy in Houston, is the highest-paid CEO in the United States with his total pay at more than $141 million, according to The New York Times and its data provider Equilar, which pulled together a list of the 200 highest-paid chief executives.

HERE’S something fun:

Question: Which company has the best paid CEO in America? You’d think a household names, like Walmart, Apple, Google, GE… right?

Answer: Nope. It’s Cheniere Energy, a company that has never turned a profit and 50 times smaller than ExxonMobi.

Charif Souki, Cheniere Energy CEO, $50 million more than the second-place earner, Mario J. Gabelli. Take a look at the 30 highest-paid CEOs in the United States:

Charif Souki  CEO at Cheniere Energy

1 Charif Souki
Chairman, President and CEO at Cheniere Energy
Compensation: $141,949,280

2 Mario J. Gabelli
Chairman, Chief Inv Officer and CEO at GAMCO Investors
Compensation: $85,049,800

3 Lawrence J. Ellison
CEO at Oracle
Compensation: $78,440,657

4 Leslie Moonves
President and CEO at CBS
Compensation: $65,589,245

5 W. Nicholas Howley
Chairman and CEO at TransDigm Group
Compensation: $64,214,656

6 Don A. Mattrick
CEO a Zynga
Compensation: $57,814,391

7 Richard C. Adkerson
Vice Chairman, President and CEO at Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold
Compensation: $55,260,539

8 Jeffrey Weiner  
CEO at LinkedIn
Compensation: $49,071,364

9 Stephen Kaufer  
President and CEO TripAdvisor
Compensation: $39,014,227

10 Martine A. Rothblatt
Chairman and CEO United Therapeutics
Compensation: $38,218,255

11 Philippe P. Dauman
President and CEO Viacom
Compensation: $37,186,099

12 Gary G. Friedman
Charmain and Co-CEO Restoration Hardware
Compensation: $36,456,559

13 Leonard S. Schleifer
President and CEO Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
Compensation: $36,272,665

14 Robert A. Iger
Chairman and CEO Walt Disney
Compensation: Compensation: $34,321,055

David M. Zaslav,CEO Discovery Communications

15 David M. Zaslav
President and CEO Discovery Communications
Compensation: $33,349,798

16 Ronald F. Clarke
Chairman and CEO FleetCor Technologies
Compensation: $32,858,319

17 Jeffrey L.
Bewkes Chairman and CEO Time Warner
Compensation: $32,501,715

18 Marc Benioff  
Chairman and CEO salesforce.com
Compensation: $31,333,332

19 Fabrizio Freda
President and CEO Estee Lauder
Compensation: $31,069,648

Mark T. Bertolini, CEO Aetna
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20 Mark T. Bertolini , you can follow mark on Twitter @mtbert.
Chairman, President and CEO Aetna
Compensation: $30,712,565

21 Christopher P. Albrecht  
CEO at Starz
Compensation: $30,494,966

22 Tony Aquila
Chairman, President and CEO at Solera
Compensation: $29,895,611

23 John J. Legere
President and CEO at T-Mobile US
Compensation: $29,245,709

24 Paul A. Ricci
Chairman and CEO at Nuance Communications
Compensation: $29,226,829

Rex W. Tillerson CEO at Exxon Mobil

25 Rex W. Tillerson
Chairman and CEO at Exxon Mobil
Compensation: $28,138,329

26 Brian D. Goldner
President and CEO at Hasbro
Compensation: $27,378,792

27 Darrell Cavens
President and CEO at zulily
Compensation: $27,310,886

28 Irwin D. Simon
Chairman, President and CEO at The Hain Celestial Group
Compensation: $26,426,555

29 Brian L. Roberts
Chairman, President and CEO at Comcast
Compensation: $26,308,324

Rupert Murdoch

30 K. Rupert Murdoch , executive chairman of News Corporation, you can follow media tycoon Rupert Murdoch on Twitter @rupertmurdoch.
Chairman and CEO at Twenty-First Century Fox
Compensation: $26,064,040

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