CEO’s are people who head huge organizations or companies and steer them on the path of success, which makes it apt that they should be paid huge sums of money as their salaries. However, some of them are making so much money that the figures are absolutely shocking.
Here is a list of world’s 10 highest paid CEO in 2015:
10. Martine A Rothblatt
Martine A Rothblatt heads the leading biotechnology company called United Therapeutics, which products life saving medicines and technology products. He earns more than $ 38 million per year, making him one of the highest paid CEOs in the world in 2015.
9. Stephen Kaufer
The next name on this list is that of Stephen Kaufer, the CEO of the leading travel website called TripAdvisor, which helps travelers around the world to make up their minds about the best hotels, airlines, resorts and similar holiday related issues. His pay check is in excess of $ 39 million per annum.
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8. Jeffery Weiner
Jeffery Weiner comes next with the whopping annual pay of about $ 49 million. He is the CEO of LinkedIn, the social media network which established a link between professionals from more than 200 countries around the world. The site helps more than 260 million users find relevant professional opportunities.
7. Richard C Adkerson
Richard C Adkerson heads the leading copper and gold mining company called Freeport McMoran Copper & Gold, based in Phoenix, Arizona. He gets a huge pay check amounting to $ 55 million per annum. Adkerson has also formerly served as the Chairman of International Council on Mining and Metals.
6. Don A Mattrick
The next name on the list of world’s 10 highest paid CEOs in 2015 is that of Don A Mattrick, the CEO of Zynga, the company which churns out popular internet games such as Bubble Safari and Farmville. Zynga makes huge revenues per year and Mattrick gets a hefty share, with the annual pay check of almost $ 58 million.
5. W Nicholas Howley
W Nicholas Howley, the CEO of TransDigm Group makes it next on this list, with the incredible annual income figure crossing $ 64 million. The company is engaged in the manufacture of military and aerospace technology and has made the incredible revenue of $ 1.7 billion in 2012.
4. Leslie Moonves
Another one among the highest paid CEOs in the world is Leslie Moonves, the CEO and Chairman of CBS Broadcasting, the most watched network in the US. The company has pioneered in the field of entertainment and broadcasting. Moonves makes the annual earnings of more than $ 65 million.
3. Lawrence J Ellison
Lawrence J Ellison heads the US based computer hardware and software giant called Oracle, which has more than 120000 employees and a net worth over $ 90 billion. Ellison has been leading the company right from its beginning and makes an annual pay check of nearly $ 78 million.
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2. Mario J Gabelli
The next name in the list of world’s 10 highest paid CEOs in 2015 is Mario j Gabelli, the CEO of GAMCO Investors. The company, which has been founded by Gabelli, is a leading investment firm and he makes as much as $ 85 million per year from this job.
1. Charif Souki
With his annual income figure crossing the amazing 1 billion dollar mark, Charif Souki, the CEO, President and Chairman of Cheniere Energy tops this list of the highest paid CEOs. The Texas based company is engages in transport of liquified natural gas and has grown by leaps and bounds under able leadership of Souki.
All these CEOs are managing the stern of their organizations to perfection and the companies have registered huge progress under their guidance.