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These CEOs and top execs pocketed the highest salaries in 2018

Updated : 2019-06-26 10:18:29

These 10 CEOs take home the highest salary, according to the Bloomberg Pay Index.

Stephen Angel, CEO of Linde PLC | At the helm of this UK-based multinational chemical company, Angel made $66.19 million in 2018. (Image: Linde)
Stephen Angel, CEO of Linde PLC | At the helm of this UK-based multinational chemical company, Angel made $66.19 million in 2018. (Image: Linde)
Tony James, Executive Vice Chairman at Blackstone Group LP | On the ninth place is James, who is with the American asset management company. His compensation was $66.24 million in 2018. (Image: Reuters)
Tony James, Executive Vice Chairman at Blackstone Group LP | On the ninth place is James, who is with the American asset management company. His compensation was $66.24 million in 2018. (Image: Reuters)
Stephen Schwarzman, CEO/Chairman at Blackstone Group LP | Schwarzman's compensation in 2018 was $69.14 million. (Image: Reuters)
Stephen Schwarzman, CEO/Chairman at Blackstone Group LP | Schwarzman's compensation in 2018 was $69.14 million. (Image: Reuters)
James Heppelman, CEO of PTC Inc | As the CEO of the US-based computer software company, Heppelman earned $71.49 million last year. (Image: Twitter, @JimHeppelmann)
James Heppelman, CEO of PTC Inc | As the CEO of the US-based computer software company, Heppelman earned $71.49 million last year. (Image: Twitter, @JimHeppelmann)
David Zaslav, CEO Discovery Inc | One of the biggest media companies in the world, Discovery paid its CEO a whopping $122 million last year. (Image: Reuters)
David Zaslav, CEO Discovery Inc | One of the biggest media companies in the world, Discovery paid its CEO a whopping $122 million last year. (Image: Reuters)
Nikesh Arora, CEO at Palo Alto Networks Inc | The American cybersecurity firm has Indian-origin Arora as its CEO. He took home $130 million in 2018, including ESOPs and bonuses. Arora earlier served as a top executive at Google. (Image: Reuters)
Nikesh Arora, CEO at Palo Alto Networks Inc | The American cybersecurity firm has Indian-origin Arora as its CEO. He took home $130 million in 2018, including ESOPs and bonuses. Arora earlier served as a top executive at Google. (Image: Reuters)
Tim Cook, CEO Apple | The CEO of the iPhone maker, one of the biggest tech companies in the world, was paid $141.6 million in 2018. (Image: AP)
Tim Cook, CEO Apple | The CEO of the iPhone maker, one of the biggest tech companies in the world, was paid $141.6 million in 2018. (Image: AP)
Bob Iger, CEO at Walt Disney Co. | One of the most beloved media companies in the world had a good year, and its CEO/Chairman was the third-highest paid CEO in 2018 with a compensation of $146.6 million. (Image: Reuters)
Bob Iger, CEO at Walt Disney Co. | One of the most beloved media companies in the world had a good year, and its CEO/Chairman was the third-highest paid CEO in 2018 with a compensation of $146.6 million. (Image: Reuters)
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Brendan Kennedy, CEO at Tilray Inc | In July 2018, Tilray became the first cannabis-producing company to listed its shares in the US. It saw a 315 percent gain at the end of the year that earned its CEO $256 million. (Image: Reuters)
Elon Musk, Chairman at Tesla Inc | Musk, the founder of the biggest electric car maker in the world, was the highest paid executive in 2018. His compensation package was $513.2 million. (Image: AP)" data-original="https://images.cnbctv18.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/2018-05-04T001007Z_1_LYNXMPEE43007_RTROPTP_4_TESLA-MUSK.jpg" > <span class=Elon Musk, Chairman at Tesla Inc | Musk, the founder of the biggest electric car maker in the world, was the highest paid executive in 2018. His compensation package was $513.2 million. (Image: AP)" title="Elon Musk, Chairman at Tesla Inc | Musk, the founder of the biggest electric car maker in the world, was the highest paid executive in 2018. His compensation package was $513.2 million. (Image: AP)">
Elon Musk, Chairman at Tesla Inc | Musk, the founder of the biggest electric car maker in the world, was the highest paid executive in 2018. His compensation package was $513.2 million. (Image: AP)
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