Blog 76: Top Ten Highest Paid CEOs Of 2016

Often times when we talk the highest paid individuals, we immediately think celebrities or look at the extreme wealth of the oligarchs and the deep pocketed sheiks, what we rarely think about and quite regularly miss is the stupendous salary been paid to select group of people that have nine to five jobs like me and you.

They are called the Chief Executive Officer or CEO for short and are in charge of the day to day running of a company.  They have bosses (Board of Directors) they report to but from their yearly earnings you would think they own the company which is not always the case.

The money some of them earn will make your favourite celebrity look like peasant yet they are hardly in the limelight and are very unassuming. 

So who are these mega rich workers we are are referring to as published by the highly reputable AP News?

Below are the official countdown list.

#10 Steve Wynn

Company: Wynn Resorts & Casino

Salary: $28.2 million a year

Pay Increase From 2015: +30%

#9 Leonard Schleifer

Company: Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

Salary: $28.3 million a year

Pay Decrease From 2015: -40%

#8 Ginni Rometty

Company: IBM

Salary: $32 million a year

Pay Increase From 2015: +60%

#7 Jeff Bewkes

Company: Time Warner Incorporated

Salary: $32.8 million a year

Pay Increase From 2015: +3%

#6 Brian Roberts

Company: Comcast Corp.

Salary: $33 million a year

Pay Decrease From 2015: -9%

#5 Robert Kotick

Company: Activision Blizzard

Salary: $33.3 million a year

Pay Increase From 2015: +308%

#4 David Zaslav

Company: Discovery Communications

Salary: $37 million a year

Pay Increase From 2015: +15%

#3 Bob Iger

Company: Walt Disney

Salary: $42 million a year

Pay Decrease from 2015: -6%

#2 Les Moonves

Company: CBS Corporation

Salary: $69 million a year

Pay Increase From 2015: +22%

#1 Thomas Rutledge

Company: Charter Communications

Salary: $98 million a year

Pay Increase From 2015: +400%

Author: FR76

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