They’re each notable figures in their industries, and they each regularly make the headlines - but they are also each the highest earning individual in their particular field:
- Mark Zuckerberg made an appearance in Mashable recently as the highest paid, public CEO in the US in 2012. His total compensation in 2012 amounted to nearly $2.3 billion. Read the full post here.
- Top Gear’s very own Jeremy Clarkson became one of the highest paid BBC presenters in 2012 netting more than £12 million through the show. He was paid £8.4 million for a joint venture with BBC Worldwide, £1 million for his salary as a presenter and a £4.86 million dividend. Read the article in The Telegraph.
- Dr. Dre with his unique brand of headphones became one of the highest paid musicians over other superstars including Bono and Jay-Z. The hip hop mogul earned a colossal £68.7 million as cited in the Daily Mail.
The highest paid jobs from the earnings scale show as Chief Executives and Senior Officials who come in at around £120,000. Brokers are in second place with an average salary of just below £99,000 whilst Marketing and Sales Directors along with Aircraft Pilots come in third and fourth place with average salaries approaching £83,000 and £78,000 respectively.
On the opposite end of the scale the lowest paid job is working as a School Crossing Patrol Officer - more affectionately known as a “lollipop lady” with a salary of £3,021. Leisure and Theme Park Attendants earn an average of £6,826 whilst Waiters and Waitresses and Bar Staff earn £7,010 and £7,329 respectively.
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