In pictures: 12 highest paid Indian-origin executives

Updated: 06 September, 2016 15:03 IST
  • Satya Nadella
    According to Microsoft's annual proxy statement, the tech giant's Indian-born CEO made nearly USD 18.3 million in total compensation for the company's 2015 fiscal year, consisting of a USD 1.2 million salary, USD 12.8 million in stock and a USD 4.3 million (Rs 288875935.00) bonus. Pic/AFP
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  • Sundar Pichai
    Google CEO Sundar Pichai reportedly earns a whopping USD 150 million a year. Pichai, who joined Google in 2004 was appointed Product Manager by co-founder Larry Page on October 24, 2014 and assumed the position of CEO on October 2, 2015. He oversees diverse range of Google products including Android, which he overtook from Andy Rubin on March 13, 2013. He received a stock grant of USD 199 million in February this year, which will vest over three years, as part of his 2016 pay package from Google making him owner of USD 650 million worth stocks of parent company Alphabet Inc. Pic/AFP
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  • Nikesh Arora
    The former Google executive was President & Chief Operating Officer of SoftBank Corp from October 2014 until 21 June 2016. Nikesh Arora reportedly received a salary of USD 73 million last fiscal, thus making him one of the highest paid executives in the world. Pic/AFP
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  • Indra Nooyi
    Indra Nooyi: The CEO Pepsi earns a base salary of USD 1.6 million, a USD 2.5 million cash bonus, pension value and deferred compensation of USD 3 million, which amounts to a total compensation of USD 17 million in 2011. Her total compensation had increased to USD 19.8 million, including USD 5.5 million of equity compensation by 2014. She currently makes about USD 22.2 million. Pic/AFP
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  • Thomas Kurian
    The President of Product Development at Oracle Corporation, Thomas Kurian, earns a cash compensation of USD 8 million with stock and options worth USD 25.7 million. Pic/YouTube
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  • Shantanu Narayen
    Adobe Systems CEO, Shantanu Narayen, who was apppointed as as a member of US President Barack Obama's Management Advisory Board in 2011 earns an annual salary of USD 875,000. His total remuneration was USD 15.7 million in 2013. Pic/AFP
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  • Bhavesh Patel
    Chemicals company LyondellBasell Industries' top executive, Bhavesh V Patel, was ranked sixth on a list feature 100 highest-paid global CEOs. Patel's total compensation is USD 24.5 million. Pic/YouTube
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  • Sanjay Mehrotra
    Sanjay Mehrotra: The co-founder, president and CEO of SanDisk Corporation had a pay package of USD 900K base salary, USD 3 million bonus, USD 3.2 million in stock options, USD 3.2 million in stock and USD 100K from other types of compensation in 2014. Pic/YouTube
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  • Francisco D'Souza
    Francisco "Frank" Dsouza, the CEO of Cognizant, was part of the team that founded the NASDAQ-100 company in 1994. He assumed the role of CEO at age 38 in 2007 after Lakshmi Narayanan was promoted to Vice Chairman. He is among the youngest Chief Executive Officers in the software services sector. As of the fiscal year 2013, he earns a total pay package of USD 11.34 million, which includes a total annual cash compensation of USD 1,464,989, total short term compensation stands at USD 608,000 and other long term compensation at USD 9,894,864. Pic/AFP
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  • Dinesh C Paliwal
    As CEO and chairman of Harman International, Agra native Dinesh Paliwal's total pay package in the 2014 fiscal year consisted of, USD 1.19 million salary, USD 3.5 million bonus with USD 5.7 million stock options and USD about 84K in other types of compensation, which amounted to about USD 10.60 million. Pic/YouTube
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  • Sanjay Jha
    The CEO of and former chairman and chief executive officer of Motorola Mobility became the only CEO to get a compensation package of over USD 100 million in 2008, which included perks to the tune of over USD 400K, USD 36 million stock grants and USD 67.5 million stock options. Pic/AFP
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  • Ajay Banga
    MasterCard CEO Ajay Banga earned USD 15.5 million in 2015, which was up 16 per cent from a year prior. His pay package includes a base salary of USD 1.2 million, which is up 13 per cent from the year, USD 10.5 million stock and option awards, which is 23.5 per cent up from the last year, and an incentive plan compensation of USD 3.6 million. Pic/AFP
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On Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's birthday, we look at other top executives of Indian-origin, who command amazing pay packages

First Published: 19 August, 2016 12:30 IST