In the corporate world, CEOs are the face of the organization. Their exact roles may vary depending on the type and size of the organization. Usually, CEOs are involved in strategic decision making, managing overall operations, ensuring the company’s growth, and acting as the primary link between the management and the board.
A CEO’s job comes with an equal ratio of power and responsibilities. They take the credit for positive outcomes and have to bear the brunt if things go wrong. With an organization’s future on their shoulders, it’s not surprising that CEOs are among the highest paid professionals. Here’s a list of the world’s top paid CEOs in 2020.
Chris Nassetta – The President and CEO at Hilton, Chris Nassetta received USD 55.87 million as overall pay in 2020. Hilton is one of the world’s leading hospitality companies, operating a comprehensive range of hotels and resorts. Chris also serves as the chairman of World Travel and Tourism Council. Prior to Hilton, Chris was the CEO at Host Hotels & Resorts. Chris has a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Virginia.
Larry Culp – Chairman and CEO at General Electric (GE), Larry Culp was paid USD 73.19 million in 2020. GE is an American multinational with operations across sectors such as aviation, power, healthcare, renewable energy, digital industry, additive manufacturing, finance and venture capital. Prior to joining GE, Larry served as the President and CEO of Danaher Corporation. Larry’s educational qualifications include an MBA degree from Harvard Business School.
John Legere – A professional and businessman, John Legere was paid USD 137.2 million in 2020. He had served as the CEO of T-Mobile from 2012 to 2020. T-Mobile is a leading wireless network operator in America. Prior to T-Mobile, John had worked at Dell, AT&T and Global Crossing. He currently also serves on the CTIA board of directors. His educational qualifications include an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Amir Dan Rubin – Chairman and CEO at One Medical, Amir Dan Rubin was paid USD 199.05 million in 2020. One Medical is a chain of primary healthcare centers in USA. Prior to One Medical, Amir had worked at UnitedHealth Group, Stanford Health Care, UCLA Health, and Stony Brook University Medical Center. Amir’s educational qualifications include an MBA from University of Michigan.
Chad Richison – Highest paid CEO in 2020, Chad Richison received total pay worth USD 211.13 million. Chad Richison is the founder and CEO of Paycom since the inception of the company. Paycom is primarily focused on development of payroll processing and human resources technologies. Guided by Richison’s leadership, Paycom has emerged as one of the fastest growing companies in United States.