IndUS Business Journal releases top 50 highest paid Indian-American Executives of 2018

PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi poses for a portrait by products at the Tops SuperMarket in Batavia, New York, U.S. on June 3, 2013. REUTERS/Don Heupel/File Photo

The IndUS Business Journal has released its list of the 50 highest paid Indian-American executives in America, for this year.

Topping the list this year is Pepsi-Cola’s former President and CEO Indra K. Nooyi, with a total compensation of $25.9 million, while Google CEO Sundar Pichai made only $1.3 million this year.

“When we began our research, our goal was to compile a list of highest paid Indian American executives with $1 million plus annual compensation. As the research progressed, we made $5 million cut off point, and still the number reached over 50,” Upendra Mishra, publisher of IndUS Business Journal, is quoted saying in a press release.

According to a press release, the list is based on total compensation in 2017, including base salary, bonus, incentives and stock award value. The report is compiled based on public documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, public records and news reports.

Here are the top five:

Rank: 1
Name: Indra K. Nooyi
Title: Former President/CEO
Company: Pepsi-Cola
Total Compensation: $25.9 million

Rank: 2
Name: Satya Nadella
Title: CEO
Company: Microsoft
Total Compensation: $25.84 million

Rank: 3
Name: Shantanu Narayen
Title: President/CEO
Company: Adobe Systems
Total Compensation: $21.93 million

Rank: 4
Name: Ajay Banga
Title: President/CEO
Company: Master Card
Total Compensation: $18.68 million

Rank: 5
Name: Bob Patel
Title: CEO
Company: Lyondellbasell Industries
Total Compensation: $17.6 million

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