Advertisement Banner

Actually, do you need a US$595 million salary yeah?

Who earns a salary of US$595 million (RM2,538 billion)? Well, only one man currently. Let’s have the details later. However, I actually wanted to ask if there should be any CEO who should earn so much money, even assuming his company is REALLY so profitable… Think a little yeah. If he earns 2% lower which is RM5 billion lower, this RM5 billion divided by 1,000 staffs for one year is equal to nearly RM500,000 salary per staff per year! With this 2% gone, he gets 98% of the remaining. Well, perhaps only the person could decide then. Okay, details as below:

Article in Mr Elon Musk has just earned a pay-day of US$595 million and this made him the highest-paid chief executive in the United States. Mr. Musk is now the world’s seventh-richest person, also ahead of tech titans Larry Ellison and Sergey Brin. He owns about a fifth of Tesla’s outstanding stock and this gives him a US$70.5 billion fortune. His majority ownership of closely held SpaceX accounts for about US$15 billion.

Mr Mike Novogratz, the long-time money manager who now runs digital currency investor Galaxy Digital Holdings has warned that valuations of technology companies are getting way too high and that small investors should get out of the market before it crashes. He gave this assessment, “We are in irrational exuberance – this is a bubble.” Here are the top 10 billionaires list:

1. Jeff Bezos US$189 billion (US, tech)

2. Bill Gates US$116b (US, tech)

3. Mark Zuckerberg US$93.0b (US, tech)

4. Bernard Arnault US$92.6b (France, consumer)

5. Steve Ballmer US$76.8b (US, tech)

6. Larry Page US$72.7b (US, tech)

7. Elon Musk US$70.5b (US, tech)

8. Sergey Brin US$70.4b (US, tech)

9. Mukesh Ambani US$70.2b (India, energy)

10. Warren Buffett US$69.2b (US, diversified)

For full article please read: Article in

Everyone knows the richest will get ever richer and the poorer, well stays poor. However, a salary of US$500 million a year? The company did not get to where it was because of one person and even assuming it’s really due to that one person, perhaps a small portion of the salary (as calculated above) could have gone to all the people in the company who has worked as hard if not harder so that the vision of the founder could be achieved. Happy following all these news of ever richer multi-billionaires.

Love to be updated on all investment news? Sign up for KopiWeekly. (only once per week of property, finance, investment news and more)

Please LIKE FB page to get daily updates about the property market beyond articles. Else, follow me on Twitter here.

Next suggested article: A new billionaire emerges after a signature

Property Investment always start with knowledge. Equip ourselves with more here.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Motion arrow towards right
Motion arrow towards right
Charles Tan The Founder The Writer Kopiandproperty
Charles Tan

Charles is Founder of He writes from his investment experience for the the past 20 years in investments including property, stock, unit trust and more as well as readings and conversations with many property gurus in the industry. is an independent property blog which is not affiliated to any media company, property developer or even real estate agencies.

Advertisement Banner

Facebook Comment

Table of Contents

Most Recent Posts

join the family

Like us for daily investment news and more

Hit the like

%d bloggers like this: