Executive Factbook

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

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CEO Factbook

Data last updated April 2021

Equilar 500 CEO Gender Breakdown

Equilar 500 CEO Compensation

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Sundar Pichai was the highest paid CEO in 2020 at $280,621,552
Lisa Su was the highest paid female CEO in 2020 at $58,534,288

Median Equilar 500 CEO Pay by Sector

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  • The communication services sector had the highest median total compensation in 2020
  • The real estate sector, at $10.2 million, had the lowest median total compensation

Median Equilar 500 CEO Pay Ratio by Sector

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  • Western Digital Corp. had the highest CEO Pay Ratio among Equilar 500 companies at 4,934:1
  • The communication services sector had the highest CEO Pay Ratio at 319:1, while the energy sector had the lowest at 91.9:1

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 (35) is the youngest male CEO

Female CEOs

Phebe Novakovic (63) is the oldest female CEO
Corrie Barry (45) is the youngest female CEO
  • The median tenure for an Equilar 500 CEO is 4.5 years
  • Male CEOs held the position for 4.7 years compared to female CEOs, who held it for 2.2 years
  • 16 CEOs have announced their departures thus far in 2021, compared to 70 in 2020

CFO Factbook

Data last updated April 2021

Equilar 500 CFO Gender Breakdown

Equilar 500 CFO Compensation

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George Davis was the highest paid CFO in 2020 at $29,219,100
Amy Hood was the highest paid female CFO in 2020 at $19,626,234

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 $3.3 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

Zachary Kirkhorn (35) is the youngest male CFO

Two women are currently the youngest CFOs at age 40

Celine Dufetel Tina Miller