List of the highest paid CEOs in America in 2020
The American agency “Bloomberg” revealed the list of the highest salaries received by the heads of companies in America during the past year 2020.The British billionaire and founder of Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk, topped the annual Bloomberg Agency list with a salary of $6.66 billion, as compensation during 2020, which is 12 times more than the salary of the second highest paid CEO. .
This is the third time Elon Musk has topped Bloomberg’s list of the highest paid CEOs in America, and his hefty 2020 salary ($6.66 billion) is an increase from his estimated 2019 compensation of $595 million.In second place on the list was Mike Pecos, CEO of Oak Street Health, who received $568 million, and his compensation consists of salary, bonus, stock awards, options awards and privileges.
Trevor Pezdek and Douglas Hirsch, co-CEOs of GoodRX Holdings, ranked third and fourth, each with more than $497 million, primarily through stock grants.The surprise of this year’s list was the drop in the American company “Apple”, Tim Cook, to the eighth place in this year’s list, down from second place in last year’s list, with a compensation of $265 million.
Eric Wu, CEO of Opendoor, Alex Karp of Palantir, and Chad Richison of Paycom Software ranked fifth, sixth and tenth, respectively.
From Oak Street Health’s Mike Pecos in second place, COO Jeffrey price came in seventh ($356 million), while the company’s director, Griffin Myers, came in ninth place ($221 million).
The “Bloomberg Pay” index is an annual tally of the highest-paid executives who lead publicly traded US companies, compiled using regulatory filings filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.
This annual outcome includes salary, performance, discretionary bonuses and pensions as well as the value of any stock options or grants received during the year, and deferred compensation is also included.
According to Bloomberg, the typical CEO of the 1,000 largest listed companies in America receives 144 times the wages of their average employee.
US Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren introduced a bill last March that aims to penalize companies that pay their CEOs more than workers, and proposes a 0.5 percentage point tax increase for companies that pay their leaders 50 to 100 times more than the average worker. .