Angela Ahrendts Tops Bloomberg’s Pay-For-Performance Index of Female Leaders

Apple head of retail Angela Ahrendts tops the list of the highest-paid female executives in the United States for 2014, according to data compiled and posted by Bloomberg.

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You may already know that Apple hired away Ahrendts from Burberry. To be able to do that, the iPhone maker had to put an attractive offer on the table: The 54-year-old Ahrendts was awarded $82.6 million in 2014, including a sign-on bonus and a make-whole grant for awards left behind at Burberry, according to Bloomberg. By the way, her pay package is currently valued at $105.5 million.

Ahrendts is followed by Oracle’s Safra Catz on the list: She was awarded $71.2 million in 2014. In third place we find Yahoo!’s Marissa Mayer. The 39-year-old female leader received $59.1 million last year.

Based on the top exec’s compensation as a percentage of their companies’ economic profit (net profit minus cost of capital), Bloomberg’s index also measures the performance of these female leaders (we saw Tim Cook topping a list published last month).

In terms of pay-for-performance, Angela Ahrendts outperformed the eight women on the Bloomberg list, as she delivered the best rating: Her pay is equivalent to 0.3% of Apple’s $28.6 billion three-year average economic profit, the news outlet highlights.

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