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Top 10 best paid executives in 2016

No. 10: CEO Mario J. Gabelli (right)
Company: Gamco Investors Inc.
Compensation: $75,965,266
(AP Photo/Douglas C. Pizac)

The top 10 highest-paid executives in 2016

Bloomberg released its list of the top ten best-paid executives in the U.S. on Wednesday.

The rankings feature many familiar names such as Tim Cook, Elon Musk and Sundar Pichai, but there are also some that might surprise you.

Bloomberg put together the rankings based on its Pay Index, which tracks compensation in the form of salaries, bonuses, perks, options, restricted shares and changes in pension values that an executive was given for the most recent year.

Click through the gallery to see who earned the most.

All figures in U.S. dollars.