From Elon Musk to Mark Zuckerberg, how much were these CEOs paid in 2020?

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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