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Indira Nooyi, Satya Nadella, Bhavesh Patel among highest paid Chief Executive Officers in world

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Three Indian born persons are among 100 highest paid CEOs globally

  1. PepsiCo’s Indra Nooyi
  2. LyondellBasell’s Bhavesh Patel
  3. Microsoft’s Satya Nadella

Chemicals company LyondellBasell Industries CEO was ranked sixth

  • Pay Compensation: $24.5 millionIndira Nooyi

PepsiCo CEO was ranked Eighth

  • Pay Compensation: $22.2 million

Microsoft CEO was ranked 26th

  • Pay compensation: $18.3 million


  1. Oracle Coporation CEO’s Mark V Hurd and Safra A Catz –$53.2 millio
  2. Robert A Iger of Walt Disney – $43.5 million
  3. David Cote of Honeywell International – $33.1 million
  4. Jeffrey R Immelt of General Electric – $26.4 million
  5. Rupert Murdoch of Twenty-First Century Fox – $22.2 million
  6. James P Gorman of Morgan Stanley – $22 million

Announced by: Equilar Study
Headquarter: New York

The Annual proxy statements was filed before April 1st and focus on CEO pay trends for 2015


  • Eight CEOs are women
  • Average pay was $22.7 million
  • Highest paid female Catz tied with Hurd is $53.2 million
  • Apple is the largest company by revenue totalling $233.7 billion in 2015 followed by Berkshire Hathaway with $210.8 billion
  • Tim Cook of Apple was paid below the median whereas Warren Buffet of Berkshire Hathaway was listed lowest paid in the Equilar 100