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Highest-paid female CEO? IBM’s Rometty tops Yahoo’s Mayer

FILE - In this Thursday, April 30, 2015, file photo, IBM CEO Virginia Rometty participates in a news conference at IBM Watson headquarters, in New York. Rometty was one of the highest paid CEOs and the top paid female CEO in 2016, according to a study carried out by executive compensation data firm Equilar and The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

These are the 10 highest-paid women CEOs for 2016, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive data firm.


1. Virginia Rometty

International Business Machines Corp.

$32.3 million

Change: Up 63 percent


2. Marissa Mayer

Yahoo Inc.

$27.4 million

Change: Down 24 percent


3. Indra Nooyi

Pepsico Inc.

$25.2 million

Change: Up 13 percent


4. Mary Barra

General Motors Co.

$22.4 million

Change: Down 22 percent


5. Phebe Novakovic

General Dynamics Corp.

$21.2 million

Change: Up 4 percent


6. Marillyn Hewson

Lockheed Martin Corp.

$19.4 million

Change: Down 4 percent


7. Irene Rosenfeld

Mondelez International Inc.

$15.8 million

Change: down 13 percent


8. Lynn Good

Duke Energy Corp.

$13.5 million

Change: Up 26 percent


9. Heather Bresch

Mylan NV

$13.3 million

Change: Down 27 percent


10. Susan Cameron

Reynolds American Inc.

$13.1 million

Change: Down 3 percent

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