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2020 Highest Paid CEO (Dominated by Engineers)

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Engineers, technology professionals and scientists are among the highest paid CEO in the world.

It’s obvious that CEO’s and other company bosses’ salaries are way higher than that of their employees, but have you ever wondered who are among the list of the Highest Paid CEO in the world?

Bloomberg has released a list of the world’s 10 highest paid bosses, and guess what, five of them are engineers graduate or has an engineering background!

Here, we present to you the top five highest paid CEOs with an engineering background.

1. Elon Musk

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Salary $595,266,817

Industrial Design Engineer & Physics

The top highest paid CEO in Bloomberg list is Elon Musk.

Elon Reeve Musk (born June 28, 1971) is a business magnate, industrial designer, engineer, and philanthropist.

He is the founder, CEO, CTO and chief designer of SpaceX; early investor, CEO and product architect of Tesla, Inc.; founder of The Boring Company; co-founder of Neuralink; and co-founder and initial co-chairman of OpenAI. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) in 2018. In 2018, he was ranked 25th on the Forbes list of The World’s Most Powerful People, and was ranked joint-first on the Forbes list of the Most Innovative Leaders of 2019.

As of September 2, 2020, his net worth was estimated by Forbes to be US$93.3 billion, making him the 5th richest person in the world.

He is also the longest tenured CEO of any automotive manufacturer globally.

2. Tim Cook

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Salary $133,727,869

Industrial Engineer

The second highest paid CEO in Bloomberg list is Tim Cook

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Timothy Donald Cook (born November 1, 1960) is an American business executive, philanthropist and industrial engineer.

Cook is the chief executive officer of Apple Inc., and previously served as the company’s chief operating officer under its cofounder Steve Jobs.

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Cook was born in Mobile, Alabama, United States. His father, Donald, was a shipyard worker, and his mother, Geraldine, worked at a pharmacy.

Cook graduated from Robertsdale High School in 1978. He earned a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in industrial engineering from Auburn University in 1982, and his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business in 1988.

3. Sumit Singh

Salary $108,158,705

Industrial Engineer

The fifth highest paid CEO in Bloomberg list is Sumit Singh

Sumit Singh is the CEO of Chewy, Inc. (NYSE:CHWY) and also serves on the company’s Board of Directors. Under Sumit’s leadership, Chewy became a public company in June 2019, trading on the New York Stock Exchange as CHWY and raising $1 billion from the stock sale.

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Chewy primarily sells pet food globally.

Chewy’s mission to become the most trusted and convenient online destination for pet parents (and partners), everywhere. Sumit leads over 17,000 talented Chewtopians to fulfill that mission, and in the process, deliver Chewy’s profitable growth, and transformation into a world-class institution.

4. Sundar Pichai

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Salary 86,162,752

Materials Engineer

The eighth highest paid CEO in Bloomberg list is Sundar Pichai.

Pichai Sundararajan (born June 10, 1972), known as Sundar Pichai, is an Indian-American business executive. He is the chief executive officer (CEO) of Alphabet Inc. and its subsidiary Google LLC.

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Born in Madurai, India, Pichai earned his degree from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur in metallurgical engineering. Moving to the United States, he attained an M.S. from Stanford University in materials science and engineering and further attained an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was named a Siebel Scholar and a Palmer Scholar, respectively.

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Pichai began his career as a materials engineer. He joined Google in 2004, where he led the product management and innovation efforts for a suite of Google’s client software products, including Google Chrome and Chrome OS, as well as being largely responsible for Google Drive.

Pichai was selected to become the next CEO of Google on August 10, 2015 after previously being appointed Product Chief by CEO, Larry Page. On October 24, 2015 he stepped into the new position at the completion of the formation of Alphabet Inc., the new holding company for the Google company family.

5. Satya Nadella

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Salary $77,289,149

Electrical Engineer

The ninth highest paid CEO in Bloomberg list is Satya Narayana Nadella

Born 19 August 1967, Nadella is an Indian-American business executive. He is the chief executive officer (CEO) of Microsoft, succeeding Steve Ballmer in 2014. Before becoming CEO, he was the executive vice president of Microsoft’s cloud and enterprise group, responsible for building and running the company’s computing platforms.

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Nadella attended the Hyderabad Public School, Begumpet before receiving a bachelor’s in electrical engineering from the Manipal Institute of Technology in Karnataka in 1988. Nadella then traveled to the U.S. to study for an M.S. in computer science at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, receiving his degree in 1990.

Later, he received an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in 1996.

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Chic, writer and electrical engineer from Ontario Tech Univ. Working at Canadian Solar. GineersNow NorthAm correspondent since 2016. Message me on FB


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