Despite the effects of the global pandemic on salaries the CEOs of the largest companies in the US still had a record-breaking year, setting a fifth straight annual record as median salary pay topped out at around $13.4 million, according to the Wall Street Journal.
The WSJ analysed data compiled by MyLogIQ to determine that chief executives got a raise of 8%, while shareholder returns have increased by around 5%.
While the likes of Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive of Facebook, still draws more than $25 million a year in salary it might come as a shock that South African-born, real-life Iron Man, Elon Musk actually earns no salary at all as the CEO of Tesla.
And while the highest earning CEO, topping out at over $200 million a year in salary, is Paycom Software chief executive Chad Richison, Twitter boss Jack Dorsey is one of the lowest-ranked earners with a paycheck totalling less than $5 million a year.
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