Angela Ahrendts, Apple’s recently-hired senior vice president of retail and online stores, was the highest-paid female executive in the United States last year. According to data compiled by Bloomberg, Ahrendts was awarded $82.6 million in 2014, including a sign-on bonus and a make-whole grant for money she left on the table at Burberry.

Coming in second on the list was Oracle’s Safra Catz, who raked in $71.2 million in fiscal 2014 for her role as chief financial officer and co-CEO. Rounding out the top 3 highest paid female executives was Yahoo!’s Marissa Mayer who, at 39-years-old, was the highest-paid female chief executive last year, with a salary of $59.1 million.

Bloomberg’s pay ranking also calculates pay-for-performance using an executive’s compensation as a percentage of their company’s economic profit. And by that measure, Ahrendts delivered the best rating among all women on the ranking, with a salary equal to 0.3% of Apple’s $28.6 billion three-year average economic profit.

Angela Ahrendts left her position as CEO of luxury clothing brand Burberry to join Apple in the spring of 2014. She oversees all of the company’s retail operations, and although she has taken some criticism over what is widely seen as a “troubled” Apple Watch launch, she has received multiple accolades for her performance.

Source: Bloomberg

  • f1ght3r

    Overpaid. Since she took over, apples retail side has gone downhill.

    • George

      Yeah because its her fault that half the tapitik engines were faulty.

      • f1ght3r


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  • @dongiuj

    She permanently looks like she’s about to sneeze.

    • …and Lloyd Blankfein, Jamie Dimon and those other two Banksters look permanently like they’re gonna make me puke…or make me breakfast on the wheat bran cereal Colon Blow.

  • mp

    That’s an astute observation and if you see her ‘man hands’ jeezus. Seriously though the best minds in the country or specialists that operate to save peoples lives get a pittance in comparison. We really have become warped and gotten our priorities skewed. At least you can see the ‘real’ reason prices are what they are for Apple products I suppose. Quite frankly, these salaries are bordering on obscenity, actually remove the borders, they are obscene and are people really worth that much in view of what they do for this world. Could Mr Jobs have ever imagined he’d leave a legacy and a half for these types of ”employees’ in his company.
    I listened to his 2005 Stanford Speech the other night, certainly worth a listen if you’ve never seen/heard it, puts what he did in more persoective. To think he would travel to the hare krishna once a week for a free feed and collect the refund off coke bottles or cans I forgot, yet his company is now paying someone this salary after some 365 days. Something here really doesn’t make sense, I can’t picture Angela at a hare krishna restaurant. 🙂
    The polar extremes are bewildering is probably the word I’m looking for. That and sad.