25 highest-paid women

October 7, 2014, 9:00 AM UTC
Tuesday, October 15, 2013Fortune The Most Powerful WomenWashington, D.C., USA9:00 AM SOLUTIONS DESK OPENSPhotograph by Stuart Isett/Fortune Most Powerful Women
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Dr. Martine Rothblatt, Chairman and CEO, United Therapeutics Corp.
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1 Martine Rothblatt

Title: CEO

Company: United Therapeutics Corp.

Total Compensation: $38,218,255 

2 Safra Catz

Safra Catz, co-CEO of Oracle

Title: Co-CEO

Company: Oracle

Total Compensation: $37,666,750

3 Marissa Mayer

Marissa Mayer speaks to Fortune's Pattie Sellers at The Most Powerful Women summit in Washington, D.C. in October 2013.

Title: President and CEO

Company: Yahoo

Total Compensation: $24,935,712

4 Meg Gentle

Title: SVP, Marketing

Company: Cheniere Energy

Total Compensation: $21,721,238

5 Carol Meyrowitz

TJX Companies CEO Carol Meyrowitz is photographed at TJ Maxx in Framingham, MA

Title: CEO

Company: The TJX Companies

Total Compensation: $20,720,802

6 Phebe Novakovic

Phebe Novakovic

Novakovic will take the helm of General Dynamics at the start of 2013. Before her current role as COO, Novakovic led the company's Marine Systems group, which is one of two of the U.S. Navy's main shipbuilders. Along with building nuclear-powered submarines and destroyers, Marine Systems is also working on new technologies like a replacement for the current generation of ballistic-missile submarines.

Title: Chairman and CEO

Company: General Dynamics

Total Compensation:  $18,769,110 

7 Meg Whitman

Meg Whitman, chief executive officer of Hewlett-Packard.

Title: Chairman, president, and CEO

Company: Hewlett-Packard

Total Compensation: $17,643,243 

8 Sheryl Sandberg

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg speaks to Fortune editor Alan Murray.

Title: Chief Operating Officer

Company: Facebook

Total Compensation:  $16,147,148

9 Marillyn Hewson

Title: President and CEO

Company: Lockheed Martin

Total Compensation:  $15,746,535

10 Elizabeth Buse

Elizabeth Buse (right)

Title: EVP, Solutions

Company: Visa

Total Compensation:  $15,586,076

11 Irene Rosenfeld

Title: Chairman and CEO

Company: Mondelez International

Total Compensation: $13,994,780

12 Ginni Rometty

Ginni Rometty, chairman, president and chief executive officer International Business Machines Corp.

Title: Chairman, president, and CEO

Company: IBM

Total Compensation: $13,965,677

13 Mindy Grossman

Mindy Grossman

Title: CEO

Company: HSN, Inc.

Total Compensation: $13,800,354

14 Ellen Kullman

Ellen Kullman, chairman and chief executive officer of DuPont Co., speaks during the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting

Title: Chairman and CEO

Company: DuPont

Total Compensation: $13,287,959

15 Indra Nooyi

Title: Chairman and CEO

Company: PepsiCo

Total Compensation: $13,191,805

16 Jackwyn Nemerov

Title: President and COO

Company: Ralph Lauren

Total Compensation: $12,320,331

17 Michelle Gass

<h1>Michelle Gass</h1> Gass, a Starbucks lifer who recently ran the company's Seattle Best unit moved to Europe last year to help perk up profits in the lagging EMEA markets. The 44-year-old has introduced stores in Morocco, Finland and Norway, and added 32 new stores to the existing 1,800 in the region. A yoga enthusiast, Gass serves on Ann Inc.'s board.

Title: Chief Customer Officer

Company: Kohl's

Total Compensation: $12,083,287

18 Laura Alber

Laura Alber, president and chief executive officer of Williams-Sonoma Inc., joined the board of Fitbit.

Title: President and CEO

Company: Williams-Sonoma

Total Compensation: $11,922,802

19 Rosalind Brewer

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 15: Rosalind Brewer, Executive Vice President and President of Walmart East speaks during the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Dream Gala at Hilton Hotel on October 15, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/WireImage for Tommy Hilfiger)

Title: EVP, President, and CEO, Sam's Club

Company: Wal-Mart

Total Compensation: $11,656,257

20 Kimberly Dang

Title: VP and CFO

Company: Kinder Morgan

Total Compensation: $10,416,074

21 Ursula Burns

Ursula Burns, chief executive officer of Xerox.

Title: Chairman and CEO

Company: Xerox

Total Compensation: $10,237,021

22 Ruth Porat

Alphabet CFO Ruth Porat

Title: EVP and CFO

Company: Morgan Stanley

Total Compensation: $10,078,622

23 Sheri McCoy

Avon’s CEO Sheri McCoy.

Title: CEO

Company: Avon

Total Compensation: $9,977,522

24 Debra Cafaro

<h1>Debra A. Cafaro</h1>

Title: Chairman and CEO

Company: Ventas

Total Compensation: $9,960,041

25 Larissa Herda

Larissa Herda (left)

Title: Chairman, president, and CEO

Company: TW Telecom

Total Compensation: $9,679,490