The Planet’s 10 Highest Paid CEOs: From Oracle Corporation (ORCL) to General Electric Company (GE)

Wish you were one of the world's highest paid CEOs? As you may have already read on our most stressful jobs list, being a CEO is one of the most demanding professions out there. But in this case, work-related stress surely pays off, as this is one of the highest paid jobs around. We would like to present you with a list of the world’s 20 highest paid CEOs in 2013. The CEOs from the following companies, which range from coffee moguls and news empires to automobile magnates and financial institutions, will cash in a mind-blowing salary by the end of this year.

Some CEOs are also paid compensations, according to how well the company fares on the stock market. However, since predicting how a company’s shares will vary for an entire year is an almost impossible feat, we have chosen to rank our CEOs according to their net salary for 2013.

The CEO of Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ:ORCL), the computer technology corporation, Larry Ellison has the highest wages for 2013: a “modest” $96.2 million. And that does not even include benefits. At the other end of the spectrum we have Mr. Jeff Inmelt, CEO of General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) with an annual salary of "only" $20.5 million. His salary might be less than a third that of Larry Ellison, but we’re pretty sure he is not complaining.

Curious to see who else has made the list apart from Ellison and Inmelt? Let’s take a look at the countdown of the highest paid CEOs on the following pages:

No. 20: Jeff Inmelt, General Electric Company (NYSE:GE)

General Electric Company (NYSE:GE)Annual salary: $ 20.5 million

No. 19: Paul Jacobs, QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM)

QUALCOMM, Inc.Annual salary: $ 20.7 million

No. 18: Alan Mulally, Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F)

Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F)Annual salary: $ 21 million

No. 17: Randall Stephenson, AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T)

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T)Annual salary: $ 21 million

No. 16: James McNerney, The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA)

The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA)Annual salary: $ 21.1 million

No. 15: Muhtar Kent, The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO)

The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO)Annual salary: $ 21.8 million

No. 14: Louis Chenevert, United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX)

United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX)Annual salary: $ 22 million

No. 13: Rupert Murdoch, News Corp (NASDAQ:NWSA)

News Corp (NASDAQ:NWS)Annual salary: $ 22.4 million

No.12: Richard Fairbank, Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF)

Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF)Annual salary: $ 22.6 million

No.11: Robert Stevens, Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT)

Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT)Annual salary: $ 23.8 million

No. 10: Louis Camilleri, Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM)

Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM)Annual salary: $24.7 million

No. 9: Ken Chenault, American Express Company (NYSE:AXP)

American Express Company (NYSE:AXP)Annual salary: $28 million

No. 8: Stephen Chazen, Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY)

Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY)Annual salary: $28.5 million

No. 7: Howard Schultz, Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX)

Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX)Annual salary: $28.9 million

No. 6: John Donahow, eBay Inc (NASDAQ:EBAY)

eBay Inc (NASDAQ:EBAY)Annual salary: $29.7 million

No. 5: Philippe Dauman, Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB)

Viacom, Inc.Annual salary: $33.4 million

No. 4: Mark Parker, NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE)

NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE)Annual salary: $35.2 million

No. 3: Bob Iger, The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS)

The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS)Annual salary: $37 million

No. 2: Richard Bracken, HCA Holdings Inc (NYSE:HCA)

HCA Holdings Inc (NYSE:HCA)Annual salary: $38.6 million

No. 1: Larry Ellison, Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ:ORCL)

Oracle CorporationAnnual salary: $96.2 million

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