Lisa Su, CEO of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD), has positioned herself as the highest-paid CEO of the entire Standard and Poor 500 (S&P 500) market index, and this translated to 58.5 million of dollars during 2019, although all of this money is linked to the growth in value that AMD presented. Lisa Su actually has a salary of $1 million.
While Marilyn Hewson, the CEO of Lockheed Martin, earned $ 34.4 million and positioned herself as the second-highest-paid executive on the list, Lisa Su experienced a noticeable increase in her base salary thanks to a performance bonus valued at $ 2 million, while the remaining bulk is tied to stock awards. Compared to 2018, she earned 338% more.
Since Lisa Su took over AMD, the company’s share value has increased by more than 2,000 percent. At the time of writing, each AMD share is worth $ 51.74. On this day, while in 2015, the share cost was just over $2 . Thanks to Ryzen and EPYC, AMD is living a new golden age where it has managed to position itself ahead of its eternal rival, Intel, both in terms of performance and power consumption thanks to its Zen microarchitecture and the manufacturing processes of the Taiwanese factory, TSMC.
With data in hand, we are not surprised that Lisa Su is listed as one of the best CEOs in the world. Among her most recent accomplishments, including;
- Joined the board of San Jose-based Cisco Systems Inc.
- “one of the most powerful women in business” by Fortune magazine in late 2019.
- Entered the Bloomberg top 50 list