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April 21, 2015

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Anthony Noto, the former banker from Goldman Sachs to become financial chief at Twitter was the biggest earner, with a compensation of $72.8 million in 2014, including stock awards valued at $63.1 million and options of $9.5 million.

His compensation was about three times the pay of his predecessor, Mike Gupta, who made $24.6 million, almost all of it from stock awards, in 2013. 

 Mr Noto earns much more than $11.5 million that CEO Dick Costolo was awarded in 2013(Costolo, however, owns more than eight million Twitter shares worth about $413 million) and well outstrips the $6.7 million Adam Bain made as president of revenue. 

 The third-highest earner was Twitter’s engineering chief, Alex Roetter, who received an $18.8 million stock award as part of total compensation of $19.1 million. Earlier in 2013 Twitter had awarded Chris Fry, who was the senior vice president for technology, more than $10 million in stock