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Revealed: The top 10 highest-paid CEOs in the FTSE 100

by LLB Editor
5th May 15 10:55 am

The pay packets of the top 10 highest-paid CEOs in the FTSE100 are probably more than what we will earn in our lifetimes.

At the top spot is WPP’s chief executive Sir Martin Sorrell who earned almost £43m last year.

His salary stood at £1.15m but his total pay increased by a £36m long-term incentive plan (LTIP) bonus and a £3.6m short-term bonus.

According to the High Pay Centre, Sorrell raked in eight times the £5.04m average pay for a FTSE 100 boss.

The second on the list is Royal Dutch Shell’s CEO Ben van Beurden who received €24.2m (£17.5m).

According to joint research by the High Pay Centre and the Daily Mail, the top 10 best paid CEOS took home a staggering £156.7m between them last year.

In fact, nine out of the 10 best-paid bosses received more than £10m.

Take a look at the top 10 highest-paid FTSE 100 CEOs

1. Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO, WPP

Pay: £43m

2. Ben van Beurden, CEO, Royal Dutch Shell

Pay: £19.5m

3. Erik Engstrom, CEO, Reed Elsevier

Pay: £16.2m

4. Peter Long, CEO, Tui Travel

Pay: £13.3m

5. Tidjane Thiam, CEO, Prudential

Pay: £11.8m

6. Antonio Horta-Osorio, CEO, Lloyds Banking Group

Pay: £11.5m

7. Rakesh Kapoor, CEO, Reckitt Benckiser

Pay: £11.2m

8. Ian Gorham, CEO, Hargreaves Lansdown

Pay: £10.6m

9. Don Robert, CEO, Experian

Pay: £10.2m

10. Bob Dudley, CEO, BP

Pay: £9.3m


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