Satya Nadella, Indra Nooyi, Bhavesh Patel Among Highest-paid CEOs

USIBC presented its prestigious Global Leadership Awards to Indra Nooyi, Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo

Bhavesh Patel, CEO of LyondellBasell Industries, has been placed sixth on the list of highest paid CEOs with a total compensation of $24.5 million while PepsiCo’s India Nooyi was at the eighth position with a pay rate of $22.2 million. Nadella, the Microsoft CEO made the cut at 26th position in the 100 highest-paid CEOs list with a total compensation of $18.3 million.

Oracle’s Mark V. Hurd and Safra A. Catz topped the 100 highest paid global CEOs list with a total compensation of $53.2 million each. Robert A. Iger of Walt Disney ($43.5 million), David M. Cote of Honeywell International ($33.1 million), General Electric’s Jeffrey R. Immelt ($26.4 million), Randall L. Stephenson of AT&T ($22.4 million), Rupert Murdoch of Twenty-First Century Fox ($22.2 million) and James P. Gorman of Morgan Stanley ($22 million) made up the top 10.

According to Equilar, the median pay was $14.5 million in fiscal 2015 which grew by three percent from the previous year. As many eight women CEOs made it to the list. “Median compensation for these eight women was $20 million in 2015, while average pay was $22.7 million,” said Equilar. California-based privately held Equilar generates information on executive compensation packages.

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