The World's Top 20 Highest Paid CEOs in 2021

Apr 8 14:33 2021 Gaurav Kamboj Print This Article

It's no secret that CEOs, particularly those of the largest corporations, make a lot of money. They've ascended the corporate ladder to obtain the high class office and allocated dedicated parking space, or their parents have allocated the position to them. However, being the CEO of the world's largest corporation does not always imply that you are the highest paid. We'll look at the world's highest paid CEOs, some of whom will amaze you and several others whom you may never even have heard of.

The top 20 highest-paid CEOs in the world are listed below

 

Rank

Name

Company

Annual earnings

1.

Sundar Pichai

Alphabet Inc.

$280.6 million

2.

Robert H. Swan

Intel Corp

$66.9 million

3.

Lisa T. Su

Advanced Micro Devices Inc.

$58.5 million

4.

John C. Plant

Howmet Aerospace Inc.

$51.7 million

5.

Robert Chapek

Walt Disney Company

$47.5 million

6.

David M. Zaslav

Discovery,Guest Posting Inc.

$45.8 million

7.

Miguel Patricio

Kraft Heinz Company

$43.3 million

8.

Satya Nadella

Microsoft Corp

$42.9 million

9.

Lachlan K. Murdoch

Fox Corp

$42.1 million

10.

William R. Mcdermott

ServiceNow, Inc.

$41.7 million

11.

Shantanu Narayen

Adobe Inc.

$39.1 million

12.

Reed Hastings

Netflix Inc

$38.6 million

13.

Larry J. Merlo

CVS Health Corp

$36.5 million

14.

Brian L. Roberts

Comcast Corp

$36.4 million

15.

James Umpleby

Caterpillar Inc

$34.5 million

16.

Charles W. Scharf

Wells Fargo & Company

$34.3 million

17.

Michael K. Wirth

Chevron Corp

$33.1 million

18.

Randall L. Stephenson

AT&T Inc.

$32.0 million

19.

Greg C. Garland

Phillips 66

$31.9 million

20.

James P. Gorman

Morgan Stanley

$31.6 million

 

1.  Sundar Pichai

 Sundar Pichai is now a self-made multi-millionaire as a result of his hard work and numerous opportunities. He has acquired a net worth that most people can only dream of at the age of 48.

Sundar Pichai's monthly salary is in the millions of dollars. He is worth more than $1310 million, or Rs 9,745 crore in Indian rupees in 2021.

In 2015, he earned $100 million, and his net worth has continued to rise since then. In 2016, he earned $199 million. He owns approximately 115,007 shares of Google.

 A significant portion of Sundar's wealth is held in the company's stock.

 

2.  Robert H. Swan

As of February 5, 2021, Robert Holmes Swan's net worth is estimated at approximately $120 million dollars. Mr. Swan holds over 60,000 Intel stock units worth over $15,289,367, and he has sold INTC stock valued over $38,197,148 in the last 15 years. He also earns $66,935,100 as Intel's Chief Executive Officer and Director.

 

3.  Lisa T. Su

Lisa T Su's approximate net worth as of 9 February 2021 is at least $334 million dollars. Lisa Su owns more than 125,000 shares of Advanced Micro Devices stock worth more than $202,530,721 and has sold AMD stock worth more than $72,542,184 in the last nine years. In addition, as President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director of Advanced Micro Devices, he earns $58,534,300.

 

4.  John C. Plant

As of February 6, 2020, John C Plant's net worth is expected to be approximately $54.6 million dollars. Mr Plant owns about 1,000,000 units of Howmet International Inc stock, valued at over $32,339,469, and has sold HWM1 stock worth over $255,780 in the last 9 years. In addition, as Exec. Chairman & Co-CEO of Howmet International Inc., he earns $21,977,138.

5.  Robert Chapek

 As of February 28, 2021, Robert A Chapek's net worth is estimated at approximately $3.57 million dollars. Mr. Chapek owns more than 2,335 units of Walt Disney Co stock worth around $2,236,269, and he has sold DIS stock worth over $1,335,180 in the last few years. He also gets $0 as the Walt Disney Co.'s Chief Executive Officer and Director.

 

6.  David M. Zaslav

As of January 19, 2021, David Zaslav's net worth is estimated to be at least $192 million dollars. Mr. Zaslav owns more than 1,627,144 shares of Discovery Inc stock valued over $132,273,531 and has sold DISCA stock worth over $14,334,406 in the last 16 years. David Zaslav earns around $45,843,900 as the President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director of Discovery Inc.

 

7.  Miguel Patricio

Miguel Patricio is the company's Chief Executive Officer. Miguel Patricio is 54 years old and has been the CEO of Kraft Heinz Company since 2020. Miguel Patricio receives $43,297,500 in annual income as the Chief Executive Officer of Kraft Heinz Co.

 

8.  Satya Nadella

Satya Nadella's net worth is expected to be approximately $640 million dollars as of March 1, 2021. Mr. Nadella owns more than 278,694 Microsoft stock units valued over $349,636,146, and he has sold MSFT stock worth over $247,839,984 in the last ten years. He also earns $42,910,200 as Microsoft's Chief Executive Officer and Director.

 

9.  Lachlan K. Murdoch

As of January 4, 2021, Lachlan K Murdoch's estimated net worth is at least $29.3 million dollars. Mr. Murdoch owns more than 2,744 units of Fox stock worth over $118,493. On January 4, 2021, he exercised 2,744 units of FOXA stock worth $113,766. In addition, as Executive Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Fox, he earns $29,154,500.

 

10. William R. Mcdermott

As of February 17, 2021, William R Mc Dermott's net worth is estimated to be at least $73.6 million dollars. Mr. Dermott owns more than 18,431 ServiceNow Inc stock units valued over $5,312,118, and he has sold NOW stock worth over $26,575,844 in the last 14 years. William R Mc Dermott earns around $41,682,300 as President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director of ServiceNow Inc.

 

11. Shantanu Narayen

Shantanu Narayen's estimated net worth as of January 24, 2021 is at least $263 million dollars. Mr. Narayen owns more than 152,743 units of Adobe Inc stock valued over $196,538,692 and has sold ADBE stock worth over $27,176,814 during the last 18 years. In addition, as Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Adobe Inc., he earns $39,145,600.

 

12. Reed Hastings

As of December 21, 2020, Reed Hastings' estimated net worth is at least $191 million dollars. Mr. Hastings owns more than 437,311 units of NetFlix Inc stock valued over $152,124,363 and has sold NFLX stock worth over $0. in the last 14 years. In addition, as Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer of NetFlix Inc., he earns $38,577,100.

13. Larry J. Merlo 

Larry J Merlo's net worth is estimated at approximately $79.1 million dollars as of January 19, 2021. Mr. Merlo owns more than 64,350 shares of CVS Health Corp worth $42,618,267, and he has sold CVS stock worth more than $0. In addition, as President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director of CVS Health Corp., he earns $36,451,700.

 

14. Brian L. Roberts

Brian L Roberts has a net worth of at least $376 million dollars as of February 10, 2021. Mr. Roberts owns more than 1,678,000 shares of Comcast Corp worth over $239,218,809, and he has sold CMCSA stock worth over $100,530,755 over the last 17 years. In addition, as Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Comcast Corp., he earns $36,370,200.

 

15. James Umpleby

Donald James Umpleby III is the Company's Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. Donald Umpleby, 62, has led Caterpillar as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer since 2018. Donald Umpleby's total compensation at Caterpillar is €34,519,100 in his position as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer.

 

16. Charles W. Scharf

As of October 21, 2020, Charles W Scharf's net worth is estimated at approximately $45.6 million dollars. Mr. Scharf owns around 119,279 units of Wells Fargo & Co stock valued over $11,077,693 and has sold WFC stock worth over $247,675 over the last 13 years. In addition, as President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director of Wells Fargo & Co., he earns $34,286,600.

 

17. Michael K. Wirth

Michael K Wirth's net worth is estimated to be at least $47.9 million dollars as of January 19, 2021. Mr. Wirth owns more than 132,000 Chevron stock units worth more than $14,797,200, and he has sold CVX stock worth more than $0. In addition, as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Chevron, he earns $33,070,700.

 

 

18. Randall L. Stephenson

Randall L Stephenson's net worth is estimated to be at least $32.3 million dollars as of March 8, 2021. Mr. Stephenson owns over 7,725 AT&T stock units worth more than $250,207, and he has sold T stock worth more than $0. He also earns $32,032,900 as AT&T's Executive Chairman of the Board.

 

19. Greg C. Garland

Greg C. Garland's estimated net worth as of 3 February 2020 is at least $88.9 million dollars. Mr. Garland owns more than 198,501 units of Phillips 66 stock valued over $57,003,383 and has sold PSX stock worth over $0. in the last ten years. In addition, as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Phillips 66, he earns $31,900,900.

 

20. James P. Gorman

As of January 21, 2021, James P Gorman's net worth is estimated to be at least $136 million dollars. Mr. Gorman owns more than 175,000 Morgan Stanley stock units valued around $78,396,729, and he has sold MS stock worth $26,188,500 in the last four years. In addition, as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Morgan Stanley, he earns $31,642,400.

 

Conclusion

So, what were your thoughts on these wealthy CEOs? Do you recognize any of their characteristics in yourself? What are the chances? You could be the world's next biggest CEO. With the right mindset, anything is possible. Leave your thoughts in the comments section.

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Gaurav Kamboj
Gaurav Kamboj

I started my career in Digital Marketing and Content Writing in 2016. I have been writing regularly for three years now. A successful digital marketer and blogger from Delhi, India

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