4 of the 5 highest-paid executives in the US work at Apple

4 of the 5 highest-paid executives in the US work at Apple
2012 was an amazing year for technology, and understandably, it was also an amazing year for the executives of the leading tech companies, who took many benjamins home. Interestingly, it turns out that 4 of the 5 highest-paid US executives for 2012 work at Apple, but guess what - none of them is CEO Tim Cook, and none of them is the highest-paid executive in the US.

So, the second place in this sweet, sweet ranking is taken by Bob Mansfield, who is currently taking the position of Senior Vice President, Technologies at Apple. Mr. Mansfield took home some $85.5 million in 2012. The interesting thing here is that Mansfield actually announced last June that he's retiring, but according to some unofficial reports, he was made a generous offer that he just couldn't say no to.

Third on the rank-list is Apple's Bruce Sewell, Senior VP and Great Counsel. Mr. Sewell earned $69 million, closely followed by Apple's Jeff Williams (Senior VP of Operations) with $68.7 million and Peter Oppenheimer (Senior VP and CFO) with $68.6 million.

OK, guys, we know the suspense is just too much right now, so we'll go ahead and reveal the top earner - it's Oracle's CEO, Larry Ellison, who made $96.2 million in 2012. Not bad, though we're sure he could do even better.

Wondering how much has Apple CEO Tim Cook earned? How much do you think? $60 million? $50 million? Nope, Mr. Cook got just $4.17 million, but don't you pity him. After all, he received that $378 million compensation in 2011.

source: AppleInsider



1. gmracer1

Posts: 646; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

When a company severely overcharges for its products, it can afford to overpay its executives ;-)

2. drnggaj33

Posts: 127; Member since: Feb 29, 2012

so true alot of customers in apple stores pay too much for nothing ....its take their money run for real

3. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I'm only 14, so my dream is to work with Sony. That's all! :)

4. mrvid

Posts: 77; Member since: Oct 02, 2008

The CEO of JC Penny was from Apple, he all but destroyed JCP! I have no Apple products and never will! Way overpriced!

6. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Youre right took all the bonus he doesnt deserve and everyone gets laid off .

5. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Do we really need or care how much they make? They are not the ones doing the real work. Its the people in retail & manufacturing plants does all the work. All they do is sit on their fat lazy a$$ & make business deals. When the last time anyone as a executive do some harsh real work? People like them makes me sick with all those billions of dollars in their pockets

13. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 576; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

Lol ok

14. Twisted247

Posts: 282; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

"When's the last time anyone as an executive do some real harsh work"... Well Buddy they don't have to that's the point. They worked their way up to that position so they don't have to break their back to make average wages. That is how the corporate world works, that's life. Don't hate him out of envy, its pointless. You want to make millions per year get off your computer go get masters or doctorate in the appropriate field go apply your learned skills in the real world get some experience and go apply... probably won't hurt to get some knee pads either : )

7. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 2011

Lets keep it real.... Apple is one of the biggest, in terms of revenue, companies at the moment. I wouldnt expect anything less then the best, brightest and highest paid execs. I'm using these terms lossly.

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Dave I sure wish I was one of those execs dude. Lol...the money has to be great man. Would be nice...

22. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 2011

Same here dude!!! Must be nice to be rich =P

8. dirtydirty00

Posts: 428; Member since: Jan 21, 2011


9. murani

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 27, 2013

Their company is immensely successful and profitable. I'll choose to celebrate their success.

12. Droiddoes unregistered

So was Enron. And so is EXXON Mobile, BP, etc. Let's all celebrate their success.

10. Aeires unregistered

Johnny Ive just choked on his tea.

11. Droiddoes unregistered

And yet their novelty products still suck and they have some of the lowest paid workers in the world. Murica.

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Such a hater. Since you hate apple so much, why don't you stop running your mouth about on PA, and take your issues directly to apple HQ in Cupertino. All day everyday you sit on PA, and bad mouth apple, and anyone who uses their products. Stop being a ______ and do something about it. For crying out loud go to apple HQ, or STFU!!!!

17. Droiddoes unregistered

LOL someone is a cwanky widdew baaaayyyyybeee. You gonna cry all day cry baby? Drink an (apple) juice box, watch some SpongeBob and STFU. If there was no truth to my statement it wouldn't have gotten you so riled up. Stupid troll...

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Well actually it didn't, you just seem to be deeply troubled by apples success. You sit on PA all day and attack anything apple, dude that is mentally unhealthy, and it seems you have issues like a child man. You can say what you want to about me...I really don't care. I'm coming at you as a man though, and as a man I have to say your whining needs to stop or have action taken. Look at the amount of green thumbs you get, very few...dude are you looking for attention, or are you a soldier? You really aren't getting the attention you seek, judging by the few green or red thumbs you get coupled with the fact that people hardly ever respond to you. I'm like wow man, I know you dislike me but I have nothing against you dude you just really seem to need to get a life and stop obsessing over apple. I mean that's all you do. I love apple, I love android,I love tech period. I don't wanna see any of these companies crash and burn, and I don't care who uses what dude. I come to this site to have fun, and enjoy discussions with people from all over the world about their tech lives. You come to this site to troll apple articles insulting people who use apple products, and to obsess about how much you really and deeply hate apple, what's worse is you seem to actually have hatred towards apples users even if you've never met them, and PA is your only contact with them. Why is that, lets put droiddoes hates darkkjedii aside for a minute, and talk as men. What is your issue with apple/apples users, and me? Why do you obsess about apple this way? All these devices are, are cell phones and computers man inanimate objects that do nothing without human involvement. Apple is a company like Samsung, Pepsi, Porsche, Nike, Spaulding, Kellogg, the Chicago Bulls, Yankees, Chevy, and Sarah Lee. They all want as much of your money as they can get while spending as little as they can to provide you with a reason to do business with them. Why do you think Sammy uses plastic? Do some research into how much money they save. I don't understand why you come to this site to bother people about their choice when they live thousands of miles away from you, and your negativity can't possibly have any bearing on their lives or decisions man. My fiancé isn't even a techie, but she laughs at your comments, and asks what is wrong with him. Even she senses the idiocy in what you say. Dude chill out, no one cares about you, me, or your rants. Everyone that wants a iphone will get one no matter what you say, everyone who likes apple will continue to do so no matter what you say. It's irrelevant dude. Your thoughts my thoughts are simply that bro, just thoughts. Mxy is gonna get the next iPhone no matter how much you insult him. No matter how much you claim I have no family, friends, or life. I'm still gonna go pick up my fiancé from work in twenty minutes kiss her tell her I love her, bring her home and rub her shoulders and feet like a real man should. What are you gonna do?

21. opensourceftw

Posts: 148; Member since: Jan 01, 2013

LMAO he sure got your goat (or is that sheeep?)! Wasted like twenty minutes of your life on something I bet he won't even read. Whatta insecure maroon

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I guess what you're gonna do is wait for the next apple article, and continue your pointless crusade huh? SMDH man. Hey bro I hope one day we can get past this...I really do. Droiddoes I have nothing against you, and as a grown mature man I'm coming at you that way to say I truly sincerely apologize for my part in this personal war with you and would like to step up and call a truce dude, so we can both enjoy PA without bumping heads. If you don't want to accept my apology then I respect your stance. And I swear I will never in any way comment on your posts as long as you don't comment on mine. I'm done with this personal war man it's beneath me, and it's not the type of person I am. Droiddoes I apologize as a man for taking it there with you. Hope we can chat as grown men and in peace dude. Cuz I'm done with it. Enjoy your day brother.

15. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

All u fanboys are the reason why this is possible why you are all complaining how expensive verizon is

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