Unsurprisingly, Marc Lore was ranked as number 1 on the list of the highest-paid U.S. executives of 2016, according to Bloomberg Pay Index. Marc Lore, Jet.com co-founder and now the CEO of Walmart’s e-commerce division, made nearly $237 million and came top.
Apple chief Tim Cook was next up at No. 2 with more than $150 million in compensation last year, ahead of John S. Weinberg, the ex-Goldman Sachs-er who heads investment bankers Evercore Partners ($123.9 million) at No. 3 with and Alphabet/Google boss Sundar Pinchai at No. 4 with $106.5 million.
Meanwhile, Tesla’s Elon Musk, sits at No. 5 with $99.7 million. IBM’s Virginia M. Rometty, the only woman in the top ten, was 6th with $96.7 million.
Also on the list: Mitch Garber ($91 million), Philippe P. Dauman ($87.8 million), Leslie Moonves ($83.6 million) and Mario J. Gabelli ($76 million).
The Top 10 Highest Paid U.S. CEOs of 2016
- Marc Lore, CEO, U.S. e-commerce
Company: Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
Acquisition awards: $235,468,788
Pension, deferred and other: $26,113
Total compensation: $236,896,191
- Tim Cook, CEO
Company: Apple Inc.
Stock awards: $141,289,188
Total compensation: $150,036,907
- John S. Weinberg, Executive Chairman
Company: Evercore Partners Inc.
Sign-on/Special Awards $123,932,081
Total compensation: $123,991,055
- Sundar Pichai, CEO, Google
Company: Alphabet Inc.
Stock Awards $105,480,009
Pension, Deferred & Other $372,410
Total compensation: $106,502,419
- Elon Musk, CEO
Company: Tesla Inc.
Option awards: $99,698,984
Total compensation: $99,744,920
- Virginia M. Rometty, CEO
Company: International Business Machines Corp.
Stock awards: $15,105,991
Option awards: $73,879,712
Pension, deferred and other: $1,229,047
Total compensation: $96,764,750
7. Mitch Garber, CEO
Company: Caesars Acquisition Co.
Acquisition Awards: $89,475,395
Total compensation: $91,146,468
8. Philippe P. Dauman, Former CEO
Company: Viacom Inc.
Stock Awards: $8,108,046
Option Awards: $7,983,745
Separation Payments: $58,000,000
Pension, Deferred & Other: $441,808
Total compensation: $87,841,249
9. Leslie Moonves, CEO
Company: CBS Corp.
Stock Awards: $19,399,772
Sign-on/Special Awards: $21,605,979
Pension, Deferred & Other: $2,103,715
Total compensation: $83,645,290
10. Mario J. Gabelli, CEO
Company: Gamco Investors Inc.
Management Fees: $75,965,266
Total compensation: $75,965,266
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