The 10 highest paid CEOs of 2016

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Charter Communications CEO Thomas Rutledge saw a huge boost in his salary in 2016.
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Everyone knows that chief executive officers rake in the big bucks.

But which CEOs earn the highest salaries of all?

The Associated Press and executive data firm Equilar teamed up to find out. They recently published a report on the 10 highest-paid CEOs in 2016.

The study also found that, on average, CEOs saw a 8.5% raise last year.

So, while CEOs overall had a good year, here are the 10 execs who commanded the highest pay in 2016:


10. Steve Wynn

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Company: Wynn Resorts

Salary: $28.2 million

Change from 2015: + 36%


9. Leonard Schleifer

Company: Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

Salary: $28.3 million

Change from 2015: – 40%


8. Ginni Rometty

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Company: IBM

Salary: $32.3 million

Change from 2015: + 63%


7. Jeff Bewkes

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Company: Time Warner Inc.

Salary: $32.6 million

Change from 2015: + 3%


6. Brian Roberts

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Company: Comcast Corp.

Salary: $33 million

Change from 2015: – 9%


5. Robert Kotick

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Company: Activision Blizzard Inc.

Salary: $33.1 million

Change from 2015: + 358%


4. David Zaslav

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Company: Discovery Communications

Salary: $37.2 million

Change from 2015: + 15%


3. Bob Iger

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Company: Walt Disney Co.

Salary: $41 million

Change from 2015: – 6%


2. Les Moonves

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Company: CBS Corp

Salary: $68.6 million

Change from 2015: + 22%


1. Tom Rutledge

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Company: Charter Communications

Salary: $98 million

Change from 2015: + 499%