The Richest CEOs In The World

CEOs are among the highest-paid professionals in the world. While this doesn’t hold true across the board, the CEOs on this list are never hurting for money. And not only are they well compensated for the work they do, but they often have additional earning power for reaching specific goals, such as those tied to revenue and growth. Add this to an extreme amount of power, and it’s easy to see why so many people strive to become a CEO.

Elon Musk: Tesla

SpaceX Chief Engineer Elon Musk speaks in front of Crew Dragon cleanroom at SpaceX Headquarters
Yichuan Cao/NurPhoto via Getty Images
Yichuan Cao/NurPhoto via Getty Images

In today’s world, you don’t have to look hard to find a story about Elon Musk or Tesla. For example, the Tesla Cybertruck release made headlines for quite a few days (and the excitement is just picking up).

Elon Musk is the CEO of Tesla, one of the fastest-growing auto manufacturers in the world. With total compensation of $2,284,044,884, you can expect to find Musk at the top of every “highest-paid CEO in the world” list. In fact, with compensation like that, there aren’t too many people in the world who out-earn him.