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Mother's Day 2019 Special: More power to them! World's 5 highest paid women CEOs - See list, know salaries

May 10, 2019, 16:38 PM IST
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Mother's Day 2019 is around the corner, and you will be amazed to know that of the top 20 highest paid CEOs, there were just five women on the list. The report is done by Equilar. Safra Catz is the highest-paid female CEO, followed by Indra Nooyi, Phebe Novakovic, Lynn J. Good and Marillyn Hewson. 

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1. Safra Catz, Oracle: $40.7 million

1. Safra Catz, Oracle: $40.7 million


As per Equilar ranking, Safra Catz is the highest-paid female CEO who landed in the list of overall top 5 highest paid CEOs at No 4. (No. 3 overall was her co-CEO at Oracle, Mark Hurd, whose pay came in about $100,000 above Catz's.) Catz joined Oracle (ORCL) in the year 1999. According to Wharton Magazine, Catz "drove" Oracle's successful 2005 hostile takeover of PeopleSoft. The $10.6 billion deal made Oracle No. 2 in the business-management software market behind Germany's SAP. (Photo: Reuters)

 

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2. Indra Nooyi, PepsiCo: $25.9 million

2. Indra Nooyi, PepsiCo: $25.9 million

PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi ranked 2nd in Equilar's female CEO rankings. The India-born Nooyi joined Pepsi (PEP) in the year 1994 and held a variety of positions, including a chief financial officer, before rising to the top job in 2006. (Photo: Reuters)

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3. Phebe Novakovic, General Dynamics: $21.2 million

3. Phebe Novakovic, General Dynamics: $21.2 million

General Dynamics' Phebe Novakovic ranked 3rd on the Equilar female CEO rankings. She joined the company in 2001 after stints working for the federal government, including the CIA, Office of Management and Budget and the Department of Defense. She assumed her current position in January 2013. (Photo: Shannon Coulter twitter account)

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4. Lynn J. Good, Duke Energy: $21.1 million

4. Lynn J. Good, Duke Energy: $21.1 million

Duke Energy CEO Lynn J. Good ranked fourth on Equilar female CEO rankings. She began with her career in the utility industry in 2003 at Cinergy, which was acquired by Duke (DUK) three years later. Later she became Duke CEO in 2013 after serving as the chief financial officer and leading the company's commercial energy business. (Photo: LinkedIN account)

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5. Marillyn Hewson, Lockheed Martin: $20.2 million

5. Marillyn Hewson, Lockheed Martin: $20.2 million

Marillyn Hewson joined Lockheed Martin (LMT), the world's largest defence contractor, as an industrial engineer more than 30 years ago. She assumed her present job in 2013 after the executive who was in line for it, Christopher Kubasik, was fired for having an affair with a subordinate. (Photo: Reuters)

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