The 100 Most Effective CEOs In The World: Jeff Bezos Tops The List

Jeffrey Bezos

Well, no surprise there, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is the “best perfoming CEOs in the world,” according to new rankings in the November issue of Harvard Business Review, even though he ranks among the lowest-compensated executives on the list.

Second on the list is John Martin of Gilead Sciences, a California biopharmaceutical company. Third is John Chambers of Cisco Systems.

The highest-ranked woman is Ventas CEO Debra Cafaro, who holds the #27 spot. Cafaro is only one of two women who made the top 100, the other being Carol Meyrowitz, CEO of TJX at #51.

Harvard Business Review said that the median annual pay for US chief executives on the list is $12.1 million, compared to $6.4 million for non-US CEOs. The highest-paid CEO on the list is Walt Disney’s Robert Iger, whose total compensation was $34.3 million. For the full list, head to HBR.

To create the 2014 list of the world’s best perfoming chief executives, magazine looked at 3 metrics:

1) Industry-adjusted shareholder returns
2) Country-adjusted shareholder returns
3) Increase in market capitalization over the CEO’s tenure.

Harvard Business Review number crunchers sorted through 832 current CEOs from the S&P Global 1200 in 30 countries around the world.

The 2014 ranking of the 100 best-performing CEOs.

Jeffrey Bezos

1. Jeffrey Bezos, Amazon
2. John Martin, Gilead Sciences
3. John Chambers, Cisco Systems
4. David Pyott, Allergan
5. David Simon, Simon Property Group
6. Lars Rebien Sørensen, Novo Nordisk
7. Hugh Grant, Monsanto
8. J. Michael Pearson, Valeant Pharmaceuticals
9. Mark Donegan, Precision Castparts
10. William Doyle, PotashCorp
11. Tadashi Yanai, Fast Retailing
12. David Novak, Yum Brands
13. Michael Wolf, Swedbank
14. Pablo Isla Álvarez de Tejera, Inditex
15. Marc Benioff, Salesforce.com
16. Oscar Gonzalez Rocha, Southern Copper
17. Stephen Wynn, Wynn Resorts
18. James Taiclet Jr., American Tower
19. Elmar Degenhart, Continental
20. George Paz, Express Scripts
21. Tsai Ming-Kai, MediaTek (tie)
21. Paolo Rocca, Tenaris (tie)
23. Reed Hastings, Netflix
24. Ronald Havner Jr., Public Storage
25. Michael Balmuth, Ross Stores
26. Daniel Hajj Aboumrad, América Móvil
27. Debra Cafaro, Ventas
28. James Gallogly, LyondellBasell
29. Christopher Connor, Sherwin-Williams
30. Djalma Bastos de Morais, Cemig
31. Paul Bisaro, Actavis
32. Jon Fredrik Baksaas, Telenor (tie)
32. Renato Alves Vale, CCR (tie)
34. Alexander Cutler, Eaton (tie)
34. Stephen Luczo, Seagate Technology (tie)
36. Gordon Nixon, Royal Bank of Canada
37. Kent Thiry, DaVita
38. H. Lawrence Culp Jr., Danaher
39. Charles Davidson, Noble Energy
40. George Scangos, Biogen Idec
41. Ulf Schneider, Fresenius
42. Dan Dinges, Cabot Oil & Gas
43. Simon Wolfson, Next
44. Michael Ward, CSX
45. Fujio Mitarai, Canon
46. Carlos Alves de Brito, Anheuser-Busch InBev
47. Ed Clark, Toronto-Dominion Bank (tie)
47. Joseph Papa, Perrigo (tie)
49. Philip Pascall, First Quantum
50. John Wren, Omnicom
51. Carol Meyrowitz, TJX
52. Nick Hayek Jr., Swatch
53. John Hammergren, McKesson
54. Howard Schultz, Starbucks (tie)
54. Blake Nordstrom, Nordstrom (tie)
56. Frank Hermance, Ametek
57. Bruce Flatt, Brookfield Asset Management
58. Jeffrey Sprecher, Intercontinental Exchange
59. Wolfgang Reitzle, Linde
60. Robert Iger, Walt Disney
61. Benoît Potier, Air Liquide
62. William Rhodes III, AutoZone
63. Monty Moran, Chipotle Mexican Grill
64. Ajaypal Banga , MasterCard
65. Richard Cousins, Compass Group
66. Terry Lundgren, Macy’s (tie)
66. Benjamin Steinbruch, Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional (tie)
68. Randall Hogan, Pentair
69. Gregory Case, Aon
70. André Desmarais, Power Corporation of Canada (tie)
70. Paul Desmarais Jr., Power Corporation of Canada (tie)
72. Ola Rollén, Hexagon
73. Herbert Hainer, Adidas
74. Lars Rasmussen, Coloplast
75. George Weston, Associated British Foods
76. Mark Parker, Nike
77. David Zaslav, Discovery Communications
78. Ed Heffernan, Alliance Data Systems
79. Peter Rogers, Babcock
80. Gregory Henslee, O’Reilly Automotive
81. Fabrizio Freda, Estée Lauder
82. Scott Saxberg, Crescent Point Energy
83. Tsai Eng-Meng, Want Want China Holdings
84. Eric Wiseman, VF
85. He Guangbei, BOC Hong Kong
86. Gregory Johnson, Franklin Resources (tie)
86. Michael Mussallem, Edwards Lifesciences (tie)
88. Jean-Paul Clozel, Actelion
89. Martin Winterkorn, Volkswagen
90. Kari Henrik Stadigh, Sampo
91. Lars Renström,Alfa Laval
92. Michael Kowalski, Tiffany & Company
93. John Finnegan, Chubb
94. Jacques Aschenbroich, Valeo
95. Jean-Paul Luksic, Antofagasta
96. Edward Matthew Tracy, Sands China
97. Gregory Goodman, Goodman
98. Franck Riboud, Danone
99. Brian Jellison, Roper Industries
100. Willard Oberton, Fastenal

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