Top 20 Highest Earning CEOs In The United States [SLIDESHOW]

Ian Henderson | Contributor

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.


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