Ranking of the highest-paid CEOs in the United States as of 2016 (in million U.S. dollars)

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Compensation in million U.S. dollars
Thomas M. Rutledge (Chater Communications)98
Leslie Moonves (CBS)68.6
David O'Connor (Madison Square Garden)54
Fabrizio Freda (Estee Lauder)47.7
Mark G. Parker (Nike)47.6
Mark V. Hurd (Oracle)41.1
Robert A. Iger (Walt Disney)41
Safra A. Catz (Oracle)40.9
David M. Zaslav (Discovery Communications)37.2
Robert A. Kotick (Activision Blizzard)33.1
Margaret C. Whitman (Hewlett Packard)32.9
Alex A. Mlinaroli (Johnson Controls International)32.6
Jeffery L. Bewkes (Time Warner)32.6
Virginia M. Rometty (International Business Machines)32.3
Joshua W. Sapan (AMC Networks)30.5
Gregory B. Maffei (Liberty Media & Liberty Interactive)29.8
Brian L. Roberts (Comcast)28.6
Leonard S. Schleifer (Regeneron Pharmaceuticals)28.3
John J. Haley (Willis Towers Watson)28.2
Stephen A. Wynn (Wynn Resorts)28.2

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This graph shows a ranking of the 20 highest-paid CEOs in the United States in 2016. In 2016, Thomas M. Rutledge, CEO of Charter Communications, was the highest-paid CEO with a total annual compensation of 98 million U.S. dollars.
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Based on 200 U.S.-based or listed companies with more than 1 billion U.S. dollars in revenue that filed proxy statements by the end of April, 2016.

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