Highest paid Tech CEO's
posted by Chris P. / Jul 01, 2013, 9:21 AM
First things first, the study found that year on year, remuneration packages for 2012 have increased an impressive 16% compared to data from 2011. Own some stock in one of the listed companies and feel like ambushing its CEO at a Starbucks in order to give him an earful about his ridiculous pay? Relax! The study also found that the leap in compensation packages was eclipsed, albeit slightly, by a 19% raise on average return.
With no further ado, We give you the winner: a techie – Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle. He topped the list with a whopping $96.2 million package. Those include the CEO's salaries, bonuses, perks and stocks. Unsurprisingly, stocks make up the lion's cut of their respective total earnings.
Gamers, alert! For number two on the list is Activision Blizzard's CEO, Robert Kotick. With a 'frugal' pay package of about $8.3 million in 2011, Kotick has much to celebrate, as he's the winner in the on year increase ranking with a mouth-watering raise of 680% pegging his pay at $64.9 million for 2012.
Spicing things up is newcomer Marissa Mayer, Yahoo's very own new CEO. With a salary just north of $450,000, Mayer's $36.6 million package comes mainly in the shape of stock. As good a motivation as any to try and turn the company around. A few spots below is John Donahoe, CEO of eBay with his respectable $29.7 million package, a 81% increase on his fortunes from last year.
Upon a closer look, we estimate about 30 techie CEO's on the list with packages ranging anywhere from $11 million all the way up to Ellison's $96 million. Other notable faces include AT&T's Randall Stephenson at $21 million, as well as Corning's (Gorilla Glass) CEO, Wendell Weeks, who took $11.5 million home. Meg Whitman's new job at HP is paying her $15.4 million, exactly as much as IBM's Virginia Rometty.
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i get paid $35 an hour, and if im lucky i get a free donut at work.
posted on Jul 01, 2013, 9:32 AM 13
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Be happy with thst . I get paid £18 an hour plus 23% tax ®
posted on Jul 01, 2013, 9:45 AM 10
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F*%k B*#ches. Get money.
posted on Jul 01, 2013, 10:03 AM 4
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What you do mean? Are you jealous or what? FYI, they have more money than us.
posted on Jul 01, 2013, 10:07 AM 2
yeah can't really call them B... cause they do make more money than us that's why i could care less bout CEO's who ever makes the more money. i think they should all take a PAY CUT and give their workers higher bonuses
posted on Jul 01, 2013, 5:57 PM 2
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I said it before and I will say it again Meg Whitman is overpaid for her role at HP. She has not a clue on how to run a tech company. Larry E of Oracle on the other hand knows how to run a tech company, and has hands on from the very start.
posted on Jul 01, 2013, 10:39 AM 0
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Wait, why are we giving companies tax breaks, when the refuse to invest in American job? What these CEOs make is more than enough to pay workers a fair wage, yet American families are struggling to keep their homes, pay bills and feed their children. If the rich get any richer the middle class will disappear.
posted on Jul 01, 2013, 11:45 AM 1
Do we really need too care which CEO are the highest paid? What bout the real workers that designs and market the products? they are the ones doing the REAL WORK not the lazy CEO'S
posted on Jul 01, 2013, 5:56 PM 1
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Both feet in mout this time. Idiot without the CEO, nothing even gets started to get out to the consumer. The CEO approves the project, and gives the green light on funding said projects as well. You are really blind and pathetic, like you like to call mxy. Step out mommys basement, get some fresh air, and hit on a girl dude. PS. CEO = Chief Executive Officer.
posted on Jul 01, 2013, 7:32 PM 1
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