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Fortune 500 list: Elon Musk, world’s richest man, was 2021’s highest paid CEO

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Elon Musk, the multi-billionaire CEO of Tesla and SpaceX highest-paid executive in the world. Musk has topped the Fortune’s new list of the most highly compensated CEOs on the Fortune 500. In 2021, Musk “realized” compensation worth almost USD 23.5 billion, from exercising some Tesla stock options awarded in a 2018 multiyear “moonshot” grant. After Musk, the 10 most highly compensated Fortune 500 CEOs of 2021 are all tech and biotech CEOs, including the heads of Apple, Netflix, and Microsoft.

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List of top 10 most highly compensated CEOs:

  1. Elon Musk, Tesla: USD 23.5 Billion
  2. Tim Cook, Apple: USD 770.5 Million
  3. Jensen Huang, NVIDIA: USD 561 Million
  4. Reed Hastings, Netflix: USD 453.5 Million
  5. Leonard Schleifer, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals: USD 452.9 Million
  6. Marc Benioff, Salesforce: USD 439.4 Million
  7. Satya Nadella, Microsoft: USD 309.4 Million
  8. Robert A. Kotick, Activision Blizzard: USD 296.7 Million
  9. Hock E. Tan, Broadcom: USD 288 Million
  10. Safra A. Catz, Oracle: USD 239.5 Million

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