A chief executive officer is the highest-ranking person in a company or a corporate institution, ultimately responsible for taking managerial decisions. They have the power to make all the significant decisions and are basically the highest paid among all the employees.
Listed below are the top five highest paid CEOs of 2018!
1. David Zaslav, Discovery Communications, $ 156.1 million
David M. Zaslav is the chief executive officer and president of Discovery Communications.
Zaslav holds a law degree from Boston University. Being an attorney he also worked with the Discovery Channel, NBC Universal and MTV which were struggling new cable stations at the time. Eventually, after working at Discovery, he took it as an opportunity and helped the executives implement ideas that lead him to become the CEO of Discovery Communications. After taking over the role of CEO of Discovery Communications in 2007, Zaslav helped the company grow.
He, now owns the world’s biggest cable conglomerate. Currently, David is one of the most prominent and highest paid CEOs in the world!
2. Sundar Pichai, Google, $ 150 million
Pichai Sundararajan, also known as Sundar Pichai, is an Indian American business executive born in the year 1972 in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India.
Pichai joined Google in 2004 and worked on popular products like Toolbar, Google Gears and Google Pack before Chrome was launched! He later progressed immensely as he was promoted as the vice president of the product development department. With each passing year, ahead of his achievements and contributions toward the company, Sundar Pichai was declared the Chief Executive Officer of Google Inc., on 10 August 2015.
The man is now being paid a whopping amount $ 150 million!
3. Michael Fries, Liberty Global, $ 111.9 million
Michael T. Fries is the CEO and Vice President of Liberty Global. He was born on 6th February 1963. He hold a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School.
Back in June 2005, he was appointed CEO and president of Liberty Global. This highest paid CEO operates for Liberty Global (LGI) which is the largest cable TV and broadband company in the world. He spent nearly his entire career building international distribution and programming businesses. LGI happens to be one of the first companies to expand into international cable TV and programming. Michael Fries’ current salary is $ 111.9 million!
4. Nick Woodman, GoPro, $ 77.4 million
This man is a self made billionaire!
Nicholas D. also known as Nick Woodman was born on 24th June 1975 in Woodside, California, United States. He is an American philanthropist and businessman. Nick was on an adventure trip when he developed an idea that would turn him into a billionaire. He created the GoPro camera. This American technology company manufactures eponymous action cameras and develops its own mobile apps and video editing software. GoPro has faced extreme competition from big tech rivals such as Samsung Electronics Co., and Alphabet Inc.’s Google, which have begun selling similar products. However, despite tough competition the company managed to achieve greater global visibility! The current income of Nick is $ 77.4 million.
5. Satya Nadella, Microsoft, $ 18.2 million
Satya Nadella runs the technology giant, Microsoft which specializes in internet related services and products. Satya Narayana Nadella is an Indian American business executive who was born on 19th August 1967 in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. He joined Microsoft in the year 1992. Soon he became a known leader in the company and paced businesses to transform some of Microsoft’s biggest product offerings. Considering all his traits, on 4th February 2014 he was appointed the CEO of the world’s largest company, Microsoft. The yearly salary of this brilliant man is $ 18.2 million.
These amazing personalities have been successful in transforming companies!
Not only that but they have also embraced risks in a way that differs from the other CEOs which helped them climb up the ladder of Top Highest Paid CEOs of 2018!