Tim Cook Was the Highest-Paid CEO in the U.S. Last Year

The New York Times reports that Apple CEO Tim Cook was the highest paid chief executive officer in the United States last year, earning about $378 million. Cook’s income is based on salary, perks, and bonuses, including a one-time stock bonus worth over $376 million that cashes out over the next 10 years.

Larry Ellison of Oracle was second with $77.6 million, while J.C. Penney’s Ronald Johnson followed behind at $53.3 million. The overall median compensation for CEOs in the United States rose $14.4 million last year, based on Equilar research. Read on to find out who rounds off the top ten highest-paid CEOs in the United States last year. 

  • No. 4: Philippe Dauman, Viacom Inc., $43.1 million
  • No. 5: David Cote, Honeywell International Inc., $35.3 million
  • No. 6: Stephen Chazen, Occidental Petroleum Corp., $31.7 million
  • No. 7: Robert Iger, Walt Disney Co., $31.4 million
  • No. 8: Clarence Cazalot Jr., Marathon Oil Corp., $29.9 million
  • No. 9: Alan Mulally, Ford Motor Co., $29.5 million
  • No. 10: Rupert Murdoch, News Corp., $29.4 million

[via Bloomberg]

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