The 15 Highest-Paid CEOs of 2014

Discovery Communications CEO David M. Zaslav takes the top spot

Equilar and The New York Times have released their list of the highest-paid CEOs of 2014. To qualify for the list, a CEO’s company had to have a minimum of $1 billion in fiscal year-end market capitalization. The median pay for CEOs in 2014 was $17.6 million.

highest-paid-ceos-discaHere are the 15 highest-paid CEOs from that list.

  1. David M. Zaslav — CEO of Discovery Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA) with a salary of $156,077,912.
  2. Michael T. Fries — CEO of Liberty Global PLC with a salary of $111,914,319.
  3. Mario J. Gabelli — CEO of Gamco Investors Inc (NYSE:GBL) with a salary of $88,518,411.
  4. Satya Nadella — CEO of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) with a salary of $84,308,755.
  5. Nicholas Woodman — CEO of GoPro Inc (NASDAQ:GPRO) with a salary of $77,427,175.
  6. Gregory B. Maffei — CEO of Liberty Media Corp (NASDAQ:LMCA) and Liberty Interactive Corp (NASDAQ:QVCA) with a salary of $73,750,882.
  7. Lawrence J. Ellison — CEO of Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) with a salary of $67,261,251.
  8. Steven M. Mollenkopf — CEO of QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) with a salary of $60,740,592.
  9. David T. Hamamoto — CEO of Northstar Realty Finance Corp (NYSE:NRF) with a salary of $60,334,396.
  10. Leslie Moonves — CEO of CBS Corporation (NYSE:CBS) with a salary of $54,403,721.
  11. Philippe P. Dauman — CEO of Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIA,NASDAQ:VIAB) with a salary of $44,288,992.
  12. Robert A. Iger — CEO of Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) with a salary of $43,701,750.
  13. Joseph W. Brown Jr. — CEO of MBIA Inc. (NYSE:MBI) with a salary of $43,602,334.
  14. Marissa A. Mayer — CEO of Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) with a salary of $42,083,508.
  15. Leonard S. Schleifer — CEO of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:REGN) with a salary of $41,965,424.

To see the full list of the 200 highest-paid CEOs in 2014, click here.

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