U.S. Markets open in 7 hrs 26 mins

List Extra: How Colorado's highest-paid CEOs made their money in 2018

James Rodriguez
List Extra: How Colorado's highest-paid CEOs made their money in 2018

The highest-paid executives at Colorado public companies raked in millions in 2018, but only a small percentage of that compensation came in the form of a guaranteed salary. The median compensation for the 25 highest-paid CEOs in Colorado in 2018 was $9.1 million, but only one CEO on that list earned more than $2 million in base salary: Michael Fries, who collected $2.1 million in base salary as CEO of Liberty Global (Nasdaq: LBTYA). Fries made an additional $22.3 million from stock awards, and $7.7 million in stock options.