Becoming a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is not easy, especially when leading a giant company, as the highest paid CEOs are assigned a huge responsibility to guide their companies towards success, and it is a challenging role that requires a lot of skill and experience.
As the CEO, one has to oversee the day-to-day operations while also planning for the long-term future of the company, but on the flip side, it could be a defining moment in a person’s life as they become eligible to become a billionaire.
The highest-paid CEO in 2022 was Alphabet’s Sundar Pichai, who received $225 million in pay and bonuses last year from Google’s parent company.
The CEO of Live Nation Entertainment, Michael Rapinoe, was the second highest-paid CEO in the United States last year, though he trailed Pichai, earning $139 million last year, according to the company. The American “CEO World” magazine, and Al Arabiya.net reviewed it.
And it is not a requirement that the CEO’s wages be commensurate with the value of his company, as the head of “Apple” – the most valuable company in the world – received a salary and bonuses of $ 99 million last year, ranking third, while Peter Zavino, CEO of the “AIG” group, got 75 million dollars, which is the largest insurance company in the world.
For his part, Prof. Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dheeraj, Macroeconomist, Investment Strategy Analyst, and CEO of CEOWORLD Magazine said, “In many cases, this compensation accurately reflects their dedication and hard work.
In fifth place, Hock E. Tan, CEO of Broadcom (AVGO), earned $60 million, while the highest-paid CEO last year was Accenture’s Julie Sweet, whose salary reached $33 million.
The list, which included more than 300 companies, did not include Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway and the fifth billionaire with an estimated fortune of $ 112 billion, and he is the oldest CEO in history.
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