Executive Factbook

Executive statistics for the largest U.S. companies (Equilar 500)

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CEO Factbook

Data last updated September 2021

Equilar 500 CEO Gender Breakdown

Equilar 500 CEO Compensation

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Robert Kotick was the highest paid CEO in 2020 at $154,613,318.
Lisa Su was the highest paid female CEO in 2020 at $27,141,878

Median Equilar 500 CEO Pay by Sector

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  • The communication services sector had the highest median total compensation in 2020
  • The consumer cyclical sector, at $11.1 million, had the lowest median total compensation

Median Equilar 500 CEO Pay Ratio by Sector

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  • Aptiv PLC. had the highest CEO Pay Ratio among Equilar 500 companies at 5294:1
  • The communication services sector had the highest CEO Pay Ratio at 318:1, while the energy sector had the lowest at 90.0:1

The Five Largest CEO Pay Ratios

4,934:1 3,030:1 2,925:1 2,230:1 2,077:1

Median Equilar 500 CEO Tenure and Age by Gender

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Male CEOs

Warren Buffet (90) is the oldest male CEO
Mark Zuckerberg (36) is the youngest male CEO

Female CEOs

Carol Tome (64) is the oldest female CEO
Corrie Barry (46) is the youngest female CEO
  • The median tenure for an Equilar 500 CEO is 4.6 years
  • Male CEOs held the position for 4.8 years compared to female CEOs, who held it for 2.5 years
  • 34 CEOs have announced their departures thus far in 2021, compared to 70 in 2020

CFO Factbook

Data last updated September 2021

Equilar 500 CFO Gender Breakdown

Equilar 500 CFO Compensation

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Ruth Porat was the highest-paid CFO in 2020 at $50,890,683
Zachary Kirkhorn was the highest-paid male CFO in 2020 at $46,562,116

Median Equilar 500 CFO Pay by Sector

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  • The communication services sector had the highest median total compensation for CFOs in 2020
  • The utilities and consumer cyclical sectors, at $3.6 million, had the lowest median CFO total compensation

Median Equilar 500 CFO Age

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Oldest CFOs

Walter Berman (78) is the oldest male CFO
Christine McCarthy (65) is the oldest female CFO

Youngest CFOs

Two men are tied for youngest male CFO at age 36

Zachary Kirkhorn Zach Davis

Three women are tied for youngest CFO at age 40

Celine Dufetel Tina Miller Leah Stearns