As CEO of British Gas, Frank Chapman earns 1,081 times the average wage in the UK. He was paid £28 million last year alone, which includes his basic salary of £1.14 million and a £1.6 million bonus.
Chief executive officer of Barclays, Bob Diamond expects to be paid up to £27 million this year, if all his bonuses and share options pay out. He rakes in a salary of £250,000 per year, plus £6.5 million in bonuses. With over £20 million in share yields, he currently earns 1,042 times what the average worker in the UK earns.
Xstrata is a mining company, and CEO Mick Davies is the highly paid executive officer at its stern. He commanded a whopping £27 million of income in the year 2009, and the recent success of the company means he is likely to earn more in the coming years.
Reckitt Benckiser CEO Bart Becht earned £18.2 million in 2013 alone, which is over 700 times what the average worker in the UK earns. He was the highest-paid company employee in the UK back in 2009, and his salary has only increased.
As the CEO of Apax Partners--a private equity investment firm--Martin Halusa earned over £13 million back in 2010. That’s over 500 times the median wage in the UK!
This American-born CEO of Burberrys is not only the highest-paid chief executive of the country, but she’s also the first woman to top the pay league in the UK. With a £16.9 million pay packet in 2013, this woman sets the standard for female CEOs around the world!
ICAP CEO Michael Spender netted a staggering £13.4 million in 2013 alone, and his salary is set to increase in 2014.
As CEO of Rio Tinto--a huge mining company--Tom Albanese is one of the highest-paid CEOs in the UK, earning £11.6 million in 2013.
Definitely one of the most attractive CEOs on this list, Michelle Mone--former supermodel--currently has a net worth of roughly £20 million (as of 2011).
Spanish-born Ignacio Galan is CEO of the Scottish Power company, along with companies in the USA and Spain. His 2013 earnings total nearly 10 million euros!
Being a CEO means that you are the highest-ranking executive in a company, a position that you KNOW pays well. The UK is home to some of the world’s largest and most prosperous countries, so you can imagine how much their CEOs are paid.
Here is a list of the 8 best-paid CEOs in the UK in 2014: