Top 50 Highest-Paid CEOs

Anthony Petrello of Nabors Industries tops the list

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NEW YORK (AP) - Here are the 50 highest-paid CEOs of 2013, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive pay research firm:

1. Anthony Petrello, Nabors Industries, $68.2 million, up 246 percent

2. Leslie Moonves, CBS, $65.6 million, up 9 percent

3. Richard Adkerson, Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold, $55.3 million, up 294 percent

4. Stephen Kaufer, TripAdvisor, $39 million, up 510 percent

5. Philippe Dauman, Viacom, $37.2 million, up 11 percent

6. Leonard Schleifer, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, $36.3 million, up 21 percent

7. Robert Iger, Walt Disney, $34.3 million, up 46 percent.

8. David Zaslav, Discovery Communications, $33.3 million, down 33 percent

9. Jeffrey Bewkes, Time Warner, $32.5 million, up 27 percent

10. Brian Roberts, Comcast, $31.4 million, up 8 percent

11. Mark Bertolini, Aetna, $30.7 million, up 132 percent

12. Rex Tillerson, ExxonMobil, $28.1 million, up 3 percent

13. Brian Goldner, Hasbro, $27.4 million, up 188 percent

14. David Cote, Honeywell International, $26 million, up 63 percent

15. Steve Ells, Chipotle Mexican Grill co-CEO, $25.1 million, up 27 percent

16. Montgomery Moran, Chipotle Mexican Grill co-CEO, $24.4 million, up 27 percent

17. James McNerney, Boeing, $23.3 million, up 50 percent

18. Alan Mulally, Ford Motor Co., $23.2 million, up 32 percent

19. Alexander Cutler, Eaton, $23.1 million, up 24 percent

20. Laurence Fink, BlackRock, $22.9 million, up 13 percent

21. Larry Merlo, CVS Caremark, $22.9 million, up 59 percent

22. Trevor Fetter, Tenet Healthcare, $22.7 million, up 180 percent

23. Sandeep Mathrani, General Growth Properties, $22.1 million, up 424 percent

24. Paal Kibsgaard, Schlumberger, $22 million, up 30 percent

25. Kenneth Chenault, American Express, $21.7 million, down 15 percent

26. Brian Jellison, Roper Industries, $21.4 million, up 18 percent

27. David Nelms, Discover Financial Services, $21.2 million, up 113 percent

28. Robert Hugin, Celgene, $21 million, up 99 percent

29. Miles White, Abbott Laboratories, $20.9 million, up 34 percent

30. David Lesar, Halliburton, $20.9 million, up 20 percent

31. Lamberto Andreotti, Bristol-Myers Squibb, $20.8 million, up 29 percent

32. Randall Stephenson, AT&T, $20.7 million, up 10 percent

33. Carol Meyrowitz, TJX Companies, $20.7 million, up 9 percent

34. Andrew Liveris, Dow Chemical, $20.5 million, up 21 percent

35. Paul Jacobs, Qualcomm, $20.4 million, up 2 percent(asterisk)

36. John Watson, Chevron, $20.2 million, down 9 percent

37. Lloyd Blankfein, Goldman Sachs, $19.9 million, up 162 percent

38. Lawrence Culp, Danaher, $19.7 million, down 11 percent

39. Stephen Wynn, Wynn Resorts, $19.6 million, up 10 percent

40. David Calhoun, Nielsen Holdings, $19.5 million, up 40 percent **

41. James Cracchiolo, Ameriprise Financial, $19.4 million, up 20 percent

42. John Stumpf, Wells Fargo, $19.3 million, up 4 percent

43. Jeffrey Immelt, General Electric, $19.2 million, up 264 percent

44. George Chapman, Health Care REIT, $18.9 million, up 73 percent***

45. Glenn Murphy, GAP, $18.7 million, down 24 percent

46. Robert Niblock, Lowe's Companies, $18.7 million, up 54 percent

47. Richard Kramer, Goodyear Tire & Rubber, $18.7 million, up 178 percent

48. Richard Fairbank, Capital One Financial, $18.3 million, down 19 percent

49. Louis Chenevert, United Technologies, $18.2 million, up 4 percent

50. Ahmet Kent, Coca-Cola Co., $18.2 million, down 21 percent

(asterisk) Jacobs stepped down as CEO on December 13, 2014.

** Calhoun stepped down as CEO on January 1, 2014.

*** Chapman retired April 14, 2014.

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Wouldn't it be interesting to find out how many of the the US wealthiest CEOs are democrats and how many are republicans?

October 28 2014 at 7:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

and the people that work and make that money they piss away can't afford the gas to get to there jobs let alone pay rent etc.

June 04 2014 at 4:25 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Whether they earned the money or not is irrelevant. The Board of Directors of these mammoth companies must agree to pay those exorbitant salaries. Who among you, if offered the chance to collect a 6 or 7 figure salary would turn it down????????????????????????????????????????????? I thought so. Most of you are opposed to the salaries because you know you will NEVER make that kind of money and are just crying foul because of it.

I applaud their ability to make that kind of money and just wish I could make $68 million for ONE year...or even half a year....or even a month.

June 03 2014 at 9:29 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

How much have the salaries of top athletes risen since they won free agency some years ago? Some of them earn more than the average of these top executives, merely for playing games. Yet no-one moans & cries, and we hear no outrage. They are lauded as "success stories."
The reason for such high earnings is that there is competition for their services, and the companies (boards) involved have decided they want to retain them, and that they are worth the money, just as sports star's teams decided they are worth the money. The idea is that they are able to enhance their company's competitive position, increase productivity, etc. The companies, just as the sports teams do not spend that money without doing their homework. That is what makes YOUR company competitive in a very competitive world economy.
Earned, and spent however are not the same. The money these executives earn is largely invested in companies & businesses that also contribute to the economy, provide jobs around the country, and earn dividends for investors, the HUGE majority of whom are middle class Americans.
But that picture doesn't lend to the image progressives are selling in order to sow political divisivness, and tear America (& free enterprise) down. Ask yourself when was the last time you read an article on AOL or the HuffPost bemoaning the huge salaries of union executives. Ask yourself why AOL's, and the HuffPost's top executives are not included on such a list. Ask yourself why heads of Universities (& professors) earn such high salaries as tuitions skyrocket, and young people have such trouble repaying student loans.
It is not your business, nor mine, nor the business of government how much companies pay their chief execs. After all, it is THEIR money they are paying them. That money is rightfully within THEIR control, and board members who agree to such salaries are subject to removal by investors. It does NOT drive up the costs of goods & services. Government defecit spending, and supply vs demand do that.

June 03 2014 at 7:39 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
Leonard Thomas

How can anybody live on such a salary?

Especially, for all the work these people do?

June 03 2014 at 6:10 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Time to celebrate greed again.

June 03 2014 at 6:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

please ,someone tell me what these jerks do to earn this kind of we know why the economy sucks so bad, these clowns are robbing us blind

June 03 2014 at 4:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply


June 03 2014 at 4:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Typical HP article, designed to encourage hateful comments. No details, just "up or down" means absolutely nothing. It could mean, since yesterday...ten years ago, last year. When you have liberal media without any ethics, morality or journalism get the Huffington Post.

June 03 2014 at 2:55 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

Totally ridiculous! How about less for the CEO's and more for the workers who actually do the work!!

June 03 2014 at 2:35 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply

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