Top 10 Highest-Paid CEOs in the World 2022

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The highest-paid CEO in the world is no other person than the world’s richest man, Elon Musk. Musk is the founder and CEO of SpaceX, CEO of Tesla Inc., founder of The Boring Company and co-founder of Neuralink and OpenAI.

Top 10 Highest-Paid CEOs in the World 2022

Below is the list of the top 10 highest-paid CEOs in the world ranking in ascending order.

10. Amir Dan Rubin

Salary – $199 Million Company – 1Life Healthcare, Inc. (One Medical) Nationality: United States

Amir Dan Rubin is the President and CEO of 1Life Healthcare, Inc. As the CEO of 1Life Healthcare Inc., Rubin made $199 million in total compensation.

9. Chad Richison

Salary – $220 Million Company – Paycom Nationality: United States

Chad Richison is the President and CEO of Paycom, an online payroll software company. As the CEO of Paycom, Richison earns a salary and bonus of $829,000 in addition to perks worth $736,000. He also has a total compensation package of $220 million which is made up of stock awards. Interestingly, Richison can only access the shares when Paycom reaches certain share price targets.

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8. Tim Cook

Salary – $265 Million Company – Apple Inc. Nationality: United States

Tim Cook is the co-founder and CEO of Apple Inc. Following the demise of the company’s co-founder, Steve Jobs, Cook took over the company as her CEO. Cook has been on the list of highest-paid CEOs for several years. He has a total annual compensation of about $265 million. Cook earns an annual salary of $3 million with $10.7 million bonus and $250 million in stock awards.

7. Alex Karp

Salary – $369 Million Company – Palantir Technologies Nationality: United States

Alex Karp is one of the highest-paid CEOs in the world. Karp is the co-founder and CEO of the software firm Palantir Technologies. The company went public in 2020, thereafter, Karp earned more than $250 million in stock and option awards. Karp has an annual salary of $1.1 million in addition to perks valued at $3.1 million.

6. Robert Antokol

Salary – $372 Million Company – Playtika Holding Corp. Nationality: Israel

Robert Antokol is the CEO and co-founder of Playtika, an Israel-based digital entertainment company that specializes in the development and publication of mobile casino games. Antokol is one of the highest-earning CEOs in the world. He reportedly earned $372 million as compensation from the company.

5. Eric Wu

Salary – $388 Million Company – OpenDoor Technologies Nationality: United States

Eric Wu is the co-founder and CEO of Opendoor Technologies. Opendoor went public in December 2020, and the initial public offering added to his compensation which jumped by 134,000%. The majority of his $388 million pay package is comprised of sock awards. Although he earns a salary of $189,000, he earns more via compensation.

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4. Douglas Hirsch

Salary – $497 Million Company – GoodRx Nationality: United States

Douglas Hirsch is the co-founder and co-CEO of GoodRx. Hirsch is one of the highest-paid CEO in the world. He earns the same salary, bonus and stock awards as his co-CEO, Bezdek. The only difference in the total compensation packages between the two is related to perks.

3. Trevor Bezdek

Salary – $497 Million Company – GoodRx Nationality: United States

Sitting at number three on our list of highest-paid CEOs is Trevor Bezdek. Trevor Bezdek is the co-founder and co-CEO of GoodRx, a company that helps lower the cost of prescription drugs in the United States. Although he has an annual salary and bonus totalling $980,000, Bezdek also received nearly $500 million in stock awards.

2. Mike Pykosz

Salary – $568 Million Company – Oak Street Health Nationality: United States

Second on the list of highest-paid CEO in the world is Mike Pykosz. Mike Pykosz is the co-founder and CEO of Oak Street Health, a company that operated primary care facilities for seniors on Medicare. Although Mike earns a salary of $580,000, he was granted stock and option awards associated with prior years’ compensation.

1. Elon Musk

Highest-Paid CEOs in the World

Salary – $6.65 Billion Company – Tesla Inc., SpaceX Nationality: South Africa, United States

The highest-paid CEO in the world is no other person than the world’s richest man, Elon Musk. Musk is the founder and CEO of SpaceX, CEO of Tesla Inc., founder of The Boring Company and co-founder of Neuralink and OpenAI. Although Elon Musk does not collect a salary from Tesla, he earns stock options when the company reaches certain market capitalization and growth milestones.

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