The 10 highest-paid CEOs in the tech industry in U.S.
CEOs are indisputably living big in an age where the importance and pressure of making critical and strategic decisions is arguably amplified. So, ever wondered who are the highest-paid CEOs in the tech industry in the U.S.?
While some tech CEOs, including Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg and Alphabet Inc. founder Larry Page chose to receive a $1 annual salary, there are still some others who are raking in the big moolah.
In an annual survey done by Equilar in collaboration with The Times, they compiled a list of ‘200 highest-paid CEO rankings’ in U.S. The list below provides the 10 highest-paid tech CEOs at public U.S. companies.
Here are the highest-paid tech CEOs, ranked lowest to highest, where 10 is the lowest.
10. Margaret C Whitman, CEO, Hewlett-Packard
Margaret C Whitman, tech giant Hewlett-Packard’s chief is the last on this list. Whitman earned an annual salary of $19,612,164, which consisted of $1,500,058 in base salary, $4,314,000 cash bonus and $295,394 as perks.
9. Michael J Saylor, CEO, MicroStrategy (MSTR)
Next on the list is Michael J Saylor, CEO of business intelligence and cloud company MicroStrategy with an annual compensation of $24,101,665, which includes base salary of $583,333 and $1,810,332 in perks.
8. Brian L Roberts, CEO, Comcast
Brian L Roberts, CEO of cable, internet and phone company Comcast earns an annual compensation of $26,465,565. This includes base salary of $2,857,315, cash bonus of $9,000,542 and $4,003,083 in perks.
7. Zachary Nelson, CEO, NetSuite
Zachary Nelson of cloud software company NetSuite gets an annual compensation of $31,640,991, which includes base salary of $500,000, cash bonus of $530,782 and perks worth $8,908.
6. Marc Benioff, CEO, Salesforce
Salesforce.com’s Marc Benioff is the next ‘highest-paid CEO’ on this list. His total annual compensation is $39,907,534, which includes base salary of $1,440,000, cash bonus of $2,816,640 and perks worth $1,291,541.
5. Marissa A Mayer, CEO, Yahoo
Yahoo’s Marissa A Mayer is the first female CEO who has made to this list. While she earns an annual compensation of $42,083,508, her salary comprises base salary of $1,000,000, cash bonus of $1,108,800 and perks worth $28,065.
4. Steven M Mollenkopf, CEO, Qualcomm
Steven M Mollenkopf, CEO of chip giant Qualcomm is the next highest-paid technology CEO in this list who gets an annual compensation of $60,740,592. Mollenkopf’s base salary is $1,069,239, cash bonus amount is $1,550,000 and he gets perks worth $121,150.
3. Lawrence J Ellison, CEO, Oracle
Oracle CEO Lawrence J Ellison gets an annual compensation of $67,261,251. This includes base salary of $1, cash bonus of $741,384 and $1,540,266 worth of perks.
2. Nicholas Woodman, CEO, GoPro
CEO of action camera company GoPro, Nicholas Woodman’s total compensation is $77,427,175. His salary includes base salary of $800,000, cash bonus of $1,893,600 and $47,525 in perks.
1. Satya Nadella, CEO Microsoft
India-born Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella tops the list as the highest paid technology CEO with a compensation of $84,308,755. His salary includes base salary of $918,917, cash bonus of $3,600,000 and $12,729 in perks.