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October 28, 2015

Highest Paid CEO's compared with their 1 year shareholder return to investors

These are the top 10 highest paid Chief Executive Officers

" shareholding return by highest paid CEOs
CEO compensation vs shareholder return

Top 10 CEO compensation ranked by Shareholder Returns


While compensation levels of CEO's have skyrocketed.. so have the attrition rate . The average stay of Fortune 500 CEO's have today come down to an average of less than 3 years compared to 5 years a decade ago. This chart published by Wall Street Journal compares the compensation of top 10 executives versus the shareholder return in the last one year.

Only 4 companies  General Electric ,Liberty Global , Aetna and Estee Launder managed to deliver a whooping more than 100% return , with GE and Liberty global delivering 250% shareholder return

Oracle's Larry Ellison and  Iger Roberts of Walt Disney have their shareholders a negative return of -18% and -8%