Highest Paid CEOs in the World

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The findings of Equilar 200 Highest Paid CEO rankings indicate that the median or average pay for the top 200 CEOs in the world was $17.6 million.

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Here are the top ten highly paid CEOs in the world

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  • David M. Zaslav – $156,077,912. He is the president and CEO of Discovery Communications. The company has TV channels like Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, TLC and others.

Michael T. Fries

  • Michael T. Fries – $111,914,319. He is the CEO and Vice President of Liberty Global, one of the biggest Internet Service Providers in the world.

mario g. Gabelli

  • Mario J. Gabelli – $88,518,411 – He is the CEO, Chairman and Founder of Gabelli Asset Management Company Investors (GAMCO Investors).

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nick woodman gopro founder

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  • Nicholas Woodman – $77,427,175. He is the founder and CEO of GoPro (action camera brand).

Gregory B. Maffei

  • Gregory B. Maffei – $73,750,882. He is the president and CEO of Liberty Media Corporation which owns several entertainment, travel and media business. Liberty Media has a strong digital presence in the form of top-line websites like Bodybuilding.com, QVC, Evite, CommerceHub, Expedia and Tripadvisor.

larry ellison

  • Larry Ellison – $67,261,251. He is the founder, executive chairman and CEO of the Oracle Corporation.

Steven Mollenkopf qualcomm ceo

  • Steven M. Mollenkopf – $60,740,592. He is the CEO of Qualcomm, which is the leader in the semiconductor business.

David T. Hamamoto

  • David T. Hamamoto – $60,334,396. He is the CEO of NorthStar Reality Finance.

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  • Leslie Moonves – $54,403,721. He is the president and CEO of CBS Corporation.

A thing to note is that the highest paid woman CEO is Marissa Mayer of Yahoo, earning $42.1 million, at the 14th position.

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