America is home to some of the most successful and innovative companies in the world, and the salaries of these companies’ chief executives certainly show it.
Here’s a list of the 20 highest salaries for American CEOs.
Being a chief executive officer at a large company is one of the most stressful and demanding occupations in the world. Under constant pressure from both the board of directors and investors, every move of a CEO is examined and inspected with the utmost scrutiny.
They are compensated — and boy, are they compensated well. (RELATED: Ex-Anheuser Busch CEO Found In Helicopter Carrying 4 Guns, 8 Dogs And Prescription Pills)
It is normal for these key business leaders to earn salaries upwards, way upwards, of $10 million per year. In fact, of the people featured in this list, not a single CEO has a yearly salary anywhere near that low. Check out the slideshow to see just how much the 20 highest paid American titans of industry earn per year.