Standard & Poor’s, one of the most popular finance companies in the United States, has drawn up a list of the top, highest-paid executives of the 500 most powerful companies in the world. And surprise: the second, third, fourth and fifth position is held by Apple executives . Specifically, they are Vice President of Technology Bob Mansfield, CFO Peter Oppenheimer, Vice President and Advisor Bruce Sewell and Vice President of Operations Jeff Williams.
All of these executives enjoy huge bonuses, some of which came after the death of Steve Jobs and the rest scheduled to be collected within three years. Part of those bonuses come in the form of shares, specifically 150,000 for each executive. Today those shares exceed 60 million dollars .
It is not uncommon to see Apple’s executives well taken care of financially, knowing that the company’s finances are not going badly, although there is also another reason: to make sure that they do not go to other companies . The rival market is more active than ever, and the experience of any senior Apple executive is invaluable to competitors of the apple brand.
In fact, Bob Mansfield, who wanted to retire recently, ended up returning to the company and in return he receives the most bonuses. The first on the list is Oracle’s CEO Larry Ellison and Apple’s Tim Cook is at position 1016 on the list for receiving compensation of “only” $4.17 million. But don’t worry, when he became CEO he received $425 million worth of stock that he is sure to keep safe.