Top paid CEOs and what they got paid in 2014

by MPA17 Apr 2015
Equilar recently collaborated with The New York Times to provide an analysis of CEO pay at the 100 largest public U.S. companies, measured by revenue, in 2014. Out of the top 100 public executives, six are associated with the mortgage and real estate industries.

Overall, median pay rose 6% for public CEOs that served two full fiscal years. Average pay grew by 0.2% for the same group of CEOs.  Of the 100 CEOs, nine were women. The highest paid was Meg Whitman of Hewlett-Packard with $19.6 million in total pay, according to Equilar.

While CEO James Gorman tops the list of bank executives for total compensation in 2014 at around $23 million, he is far behind the top paid -- Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella at $84.3 million. Warren Buffet was the lowest paid CEO at $464,011.

The list does not include JP Morgan Chase & Co. CEO Jamie Dimon who is expected to receive around $20 million in total compensation for 2014 and Bank of America’s CEO Brian Moynihan, who will get around $13 million.

List of top mortgage- and real estate-related company CEOS and their revenues:
  1. James Gorman (Morgan Stanley): $23 million, 66% increase
  2. Richard D. Fairbank (Capital One Financial) $19.6 million, 7% increase
  3. John G. Stumpf (Wells Fargo) $19.3 million, no change
  4. Brian T. Moynihan (Bank of America) $14.6 million, 11% increase
  5. Michael L. Corbat (Citigroup) $14.54 million, 18% decrease
  6. Warren E. Buffett (Berkshire Hathaway) $464,011, 4% decrease

Equilar is a data firm that delivers information on compensation, professional history and wealth events for top executives of publicly traded companies.

Click here to see the full list of top-paid CEOs in 2014.


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