Is the Founder of GoPro Really Worth $284 Million a Year? Apparently.

Shortly before GoPro went public in July 2014, the company laid out a few of its potential risk factors for investors: competition from the likes of Apple, the ability to maintain the premium value of its brand and being "highly dependent" on its CEO and founde, Nicholas Woodman. Woodman received 4.5 million restricted stock units worth $284.5 million as of the end of 2014, earning him the title of highest paid CEO in the U.S., according to the new Bloomberg Pay Index.
That would be enough for Woodman to overtake the compensation of Cheniere Energy's CEO, according to Bloomberg. It's also far ahead of executives from potential competitors and tech giants like Apple, where CEO Tim Cook received $9.2 million in total compensation for the 2014 fiscal year.



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