The 10 CEOs Who Were Worth Every Penny This Decade

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To cut through public perception and other biased measures, a group of economists invented an algorithm for overall CEO performance.

The study ranks CEOs by averaging three measures:

  1. Country-adjusted total shareholder return — how a company performed against the local stock market.
  2. Industry-adjusted total shareholder return — how a company performed against the industry average.
  3. Change in market capitalisation — how a company changed in market value.

In fact, some of the most popular CEOs of the past decade did pretty well by this measure too.

A ranking and analysis of the top 50 appears in the January issue of the Harvard Business Review.

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p.s. The study considers data about CEOs that assumed their job after January 1995, which does not include Jack Welch, Warren Buffet, Larry Ellison, and Bill Gates.

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title=”#10 Hugh Grant: Monsant 2003 – Present”
content=”Market Cap Change:

$35 billion (# 87)

Country-Adjusted Total Shareholder Return:

684% (# 35)

Industry-Adjusted Total Shareholder Return:

572% (# 47)

Photo: Monsanto

Source: [email protected] Top 200 Global CEOs

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permalink=”9-eric-e-schmidt-google-2001-present-2″
title=”#9 Eric E. Schmidt: Google 2001 – Present”
content=”Market Cap Change:

$101 billion (#19)

Country-Adjusted TSR:

387% (#65)

Industry-Adjusted TSR:

344% (#82)

Source: [email protected] Top 200 Global CEOs
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[slide
permalink=”8-margaret-c-whitman-ebay-1998-2008-3″
title=”#8 Margaret C. Whitman: Ebay 1998 – 2008″
content=”Market Cap Change:

$20 billion (#74)

Country-Adjusted TSR:

1,434% (#11)

Industry-Adjusted TSR:

1,368% (#15)

Source: [email protected] Top 200 Global CEOs
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[slide
permalink=”7-jeffrey-p-bezos-amazon-1996-present-4″
title=”#7 Jeffrey P. Bezos: Amazon 1996 – Present”
content=”Market Cap Change:

$37 billion (#77)

Country-Adjusted TSR:

4,592% (#2)

Industry-Adjusted TSR:

4,586% (#1)

Source: [email protected] Top 200 Global CEOs
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[slide
permalink=”6-john-c-martin-gilead-1996-present-5″
title=”#6 John C. Martin: Gilead 1996 – Present”
content=”Market Cap Change:

$39 billion (#66)

Country-Adjusted TSR:

2,089% (#6)

Industry-Adjusted TSR:

2,054% (#7)

Photo: Gilead

Source: [email protected] Top 200 Global CEOs
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[slide
permalink=”5-mukesh-d-ambani-reliance-2002-present-6″
title=”#5 Mukesh D. Ambani: Reliance 2002 – Present”
content=”Market Cap Change:

$72 billion (#27)

Country-Adjusted TSR:

1,001% (#17)

Industry-Adjusted TSR:

1,430% (#12)

Source: [email protected] Top 200 Global CEOs
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[slide
permalink=”4-john-t-chambers-cisco-1995-present-7″
title=”#4 John T. Chambers: Cisco 1995 – Present”
content=”Market Cap Change:

$152 billion (#5)

Country-Adjusted TSR:

922% (#20)

Industry-Adjusted TSR:

1,054% (#18)

Source: [email protected] Top 200 Global CEOs
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[slide
permalink=”3-alexey-b-miller-gazprom-2001-present-8″
title=”#3 Alexey B. Miller: Gazprom 2001 – Present”
content=”Market Cap Change:

$101 billion (#20)

Country-Adjusted TSR:

2,032% (#7)

Industry-Adjusted TSR:

2,427% (#6)

Source: [email protected] Top 200 Global CEOs
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[slide
permalink=”2-yun-jong-yong-samsung-1996-2008-9″
title=”#2 Yun Jong-Yong: Samsung 1996 – 2008″
content=”Market Cap Change:

$127 billion (#11)

Country-Adjusted TSR:

1,559% (#10)

Industry-Adjusted TSR:

1,458% (#11)

Source: [email protected] Top 200 Global CEOs
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[slide
permalink=”1-steve-jobs-apple-1997-present-10″
title=”#1 Steve Jobs Apple 1997- Present”
content=”Market Cap Change:

$150 billion (#6)

Country-Adjusted TSR:

3,226% (#4)

Industry-Adjusted TSR:

3,188% (#4)

Source: [email protected] Top 200 Global CEOs
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title=”Now read…”
content=”The Best Performing Stocks Of The Decade
and
The Best Performing Stock Markets Of The Decade
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