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Equilar-New York Times Private Equity Compensation Study

December 11, 2016

Equilar and the New York Times have partnered on a joint study to determine compensation and other take-home pay for executives at the largest publicly traded private equity firms. The New York Times analysis also compared these individuals to CEOs at the largest banks and CEOs of some of the most prominent technology firms as a benchmark.

The data below shows the summary statistics featured in the December 11 edition of the New York Times. For full details on the joint study with Equilar, please visit the New York Times website.

According to the Times feature, “the joint study captured the full picture of what the executives made based on their affiliation with their firms, including dividends on the stock they own and some extra benefits specific to private equity… Many of the earnings are not traditional compensation, but it’s money in their pockets nonetheless.”

For a deeper look at the impact of private equity on the U.S. corporate infrastructure, please visit the New York Times feature series.

Company Name Executive Name Executive Title Total Value (All)
Blackstone Group L.P.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Chairman and Chief Executive Officer $799,838,742
Apollo Global Management LLC
Leon Black Chairman and Chief Executive Officer $199,840,537
KKR & Co. L.P.
George R. Roberts Co-Chief Executive Officer and Co-Chairman $181,135,050
KKR & Co. L.P.
Henry R. Kravis Co-Chief Executive Officer and Co-Chairman $175,624,545
Carlyle Group L.P.
David M. Rubenstein Founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer $102,270,852
Carlyle Group L.P.
William E. Conway, Jr. Founder, Co-Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer $96,845,852
Ares Management L.P.
Antony P. Ressler Co-Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer $82,840,498
Fortress Investment Group LLC
Wesley R. Edens Principal and Co-Chairman of the Board $54,417,084
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
James Dimon Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer $30,441,295
Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
Lloyd C. Blankfein Chairman and Chief Executive Officer $28,651,138
Wells Fargo & Co.
John G. Stumpf Chairman and Chief Executive Officer $23,989,470
Morgan Stanley
James P. Gorman Chairman and Chief Executive Officer $22,740,924
Citigroup, Inc.
Michael L. Corbat Chief Executive Officer $14,637,872
Bank of America Corp.
Brian T. Moynihan Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer $14,289,583

Methodology note: “Total (all)” includes elements of the summary compensation table (SCT) as reported in annual proxy statements including salary, bonus, non-equity incentive plan payouts, stock and options awards as of the grant date fair value and other compensation. The total figure also includes dividends on common shares, distributions on partnership units and profits on personal capital invested.

For more information on the data included in this study, please contact Equilar Research Services at researchservices@equilar.com.

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