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Meet The Top 10 Highest Paid U.S. CEOs of 2016

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

  1. Marc Lore, CEO, U.S. e-commerce
    Company: Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
    Salary: $346,154
    Bonus: $1,055,136
    Acquisition awards: $235,468,788
    Pension, deferred and other: $26,113
    Total compensation: $236,896,191
  2. Tim Cook, CEO
    Company: Apple Inc.
    Salary: $3,000,000
    Bonus: $5,370,000
    Stock awards: $141,289,188
    Total compensation: $150,036,907
  3. John S. Weinberg, Executive Chairman
    Company: Evercore Partners Inc.
    Salary $58,974
    Sign-on/Special Awards $123,932,081
    Total compensation: $123,991,055
  4. Sundar Pichai, CEO, Google
    Company: Alphabet Inc.
    Salary $650,000
    Stock Awards $105,480,009
    Pension, Deferred & Other $372,410
    Total compensation: $106,502,419
  5. Elon Musk, CEO
    Company: Tesla Inc.
    Salary: $45,936
    Option awards: $99,698,984
    Total compensation: $99,744,920
  6. Virginia M. Rometty, CEO
    Company: International Business Machines Corp.
    Salary: $1,600,000
    Bonus: $4,950,000
    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.
    Salary: $558,573
    Bonus: $1,112,500
    Acquisition Awards: $89,475,395
    Total compensation: $91,146,468

    8. Philippe P. Dauman, Former CEO
    Company: Viacom Inc.
    Salary: $3,600,000
    Bonus: $9,707,650
    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.
    Salary: $3,500,000
    Bonus: $37,035,824
    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

Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj

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