Recently Google Chief Executive Officer, the Indian-born Sundar Pichai, received a compensation of about $200 million in 2016 as a token of the successful product launches under his leadership at Google. The amount is twice of what he had received in 2015.
Here are the salaries of 5 of the top tech CEOs in the world:
- Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella
Microsoft CEO, Satya Narayana Nadella is an Indian American business executive. He is the current chief executive officer of Microsoft. He was appointed as CEO on 4 February 2014, succeeding Steve Ballmer.
He received a package of $18 million in 2016. Although Nadella saw the compensation go down by 3.3% to $17.7 million in the latest fiscal year, that ended on June 30.
2. Tim Cook (Apple)
Timothy Donald “Tim” Cook (born November 1, 1960) is an American business executive, industrial engineer and developer. Cook is the current and seventh Chief Executive Officer of Apple Inc., previously serving as the company’s Chief Operating Officer, under its founder Steve Jobs.
According to IE, Tim Cook is reported to have received a salary of about $8 million in 2016. Cook had joined Apple in 1998 as senior vice president of the company and then served a the Executive Vice President of worldwide sales and operations, before taking over as the 7th Chief Executive Officer of Apple.
3. Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook)
Mark Elliot Zuckerberg (born May 14, 1984) is an American computer programmer and Internet entrepreneur. He is the chairman, chief executive officer, and co-founder of Facebook. His net worth is estimated to be US$58.6 billion as of March 2017, ranking him the fifth richest person in the world.
Since he is the founder and the owner of the company, he voluntarily takes a salary of $1 million per year.
4. Jack Dorsey (Twitter)
Jack Dorsey (born November 19, 1976) is an American computer programmer and internet entrepreneur widely known as a co-founder and CEO of Twitter, and as the founder and CEO of Square, a mobile payments company.
Dorsey replaced Dick Costolo to become the new CEO of Twitter in 2015. Although he does not take any salary from the company, as Twitter had been struggling when he had joined, he receives personal and residential security costs of about $68, 506.
5. Elon Musk (Tesla)
He is the founder, CEO, and CTO of SpaceX; co-founder, CEO, and product architect of Tesla Inc.; founder and CEO of Neuralink; co-founder and chairman of SolarCity;
Musk’s salary is about $40,000, making him the among the lowest paid tech CEOs in the world. Elon Musk is the 80th richest person in the world. According to Forbes magazine, Musk was also one of the 21 most powerful people in the world.