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
2. Ben van Beurden, CEO, Royal Dutch Shell
3. Erik Engstrom, CEO, Reed Elsevier
4. Peter Long, CEO, Tui Travel
5. Tidjane Thiam, CEO, Prudential
6. Antonio Horta-Osorio, CEO, Lloyds Banking Group
7. Rakesh Kapoor, CEO, Reckitt Benckiser
8. Ian Gorham, CEO, Hargreaves Lansdown
9. Don Robert, CEO, Experian
10. Bob Dudley, CEO, BP