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Charter's Rutledge, CBS's Moonves among highest-paid CEOs

Associated Press logo Associated Press 23/05/2017
This photo combination of images shows the top 10 highest paid CEOs in 2016, according to a study carried out by executive compensation data firm Equilar and The Associated Press. On top row, from left: Charter Communications CEO Thomas Rutledge; CBS CEO Leslie Moonves; Walt Disney CEO Robert Iger; Discovery Communications CEO David Zaslav; and Activision Blizzard CEO Robert Kotick. On bottom row, from left: Comcast CEO Brian Roberts; Time Warner CEO Jeffrey Bewkes; IBM CEO Virginia Rometty; Regeneron Pharmaceuticals CEO Leonard Schleifer; and Wynn Resorts CEO Stephen Wynn. (AP Photo) © The Associated Press This photo combination of images shows the top 10 highest paid CEOs in 2016, according to a study carried out by executive compensation data firm Equilar and The Associated Press. On top row, from left: Charter Communications CEO Thomas Rutledge; CBS CEO Leslie Moonves; Walt Disney CEO Robert Iger; Discovery Communications CEO David Zaslav; and Activision Blizzard CEO Robert Kotick. On bottom row, from left: Comcast CEO Brian Roberts; Time Warner CEO Jeffrey Bewkes; IBM CEO Virginia Rometty; Regeneron Pharmaceuticals CEO Leonard Schleifer; and Wynn Resorts CEO Stephen Wynn. (AP Photo)

Here are the 10 highest-paid CEOs for 2016, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive data firm.

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1. Thomas Rutledge

Charter Communications Inc.

$98 million

Change from last year: Up 499 percent

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2. Leslie Moonves

CBS Corp.

$68.6 million

Change: Up 22 percent

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3. Robert Iger

Walt Disney Co.

$41 million

Change: Down 6 percent

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4. David Zaslav

Discovery Communications Inc.

$37.2 million

Change: Up 15 percent

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5. Robert Kotick

Activision Blizzard Inc.

$33.1 million

Change: Up 358 percent

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6. Brian Roberts

Comcast Corp.

$33 million

Change: Down 9 percent

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7. Jeffrey Bewkes

Time Warner Inc.

$32.6 million

Change: Up 3 percent

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8. Virginia Rometty

IBM

$32.3 million

Change: Up 63 percent

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9. Leonard Schleifer

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc.

$28.3 million

Change: Down 40 percent

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10. Stephen Wynn

Wynn Resorts Ltd.

$28.2 million

Change: Up 36 percent

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