Despite the impact of the Corona crisis on the revenues of major American companies and the sharp decline in profits during 2020, chief executives in the United States have maintained their privileges and reaped record incomes.

In a report published by the British newspaper, The Independent, writer Louise Hull reviews the list of the highest-paid CEOs in the United States in 2020, according to data released by the New York Times.

Robert Bakich, CEO of "Viacom CBS" (Reuters)

10. Robert Bakich - Viacom CBS

Robert Bakich, CEO of ViacomCBS, earned $ 38.97 million in income last year, putting him at number 10 on this list.

The group describes itself as a mass media company that "delivers premium content to audiences across traditional and emerging platforms all over the world".

9. Ted Sarandos - Netflix

Ted Sarandos, Co-CEO and Chief Content Officer of Netflix, earned $ 39.32 million in revenue during 2020.

The platform has witnessed record growth since the outbreak of the epidemic, as the first quarter of 2020 was the best in its history, and it was able to attract 15.8 million new customers.

Reed Hastings, co-founder and CEO of "Netflix" (Reuters)

8. Red Hastings - Netflix

Reed Hastings, co-founder and CEO of Netflix, raked in $ 43.23 million in revenue last year.

After the platform's live broadcast service broke records in 2020, it gathered a much smaller-than-expected number of new customers during the first three months of 2021.

Greg Maffy, CEO of Liberty Media, which owns the rights to the "Formula 1" championship (French)

7. Greg Maffy - "Formula 1"

Greg Maffy, CEO of Liberty Media, which owns the rights to Formula 1, raised $ 47.12 million in 2020.

According to some reports, this amount represented a significant increase in the annual salary of the owner of "Formula 1", as he earned 44 million dollars in 2019, and 20.1 million in 2018.

Mike Seifert, President and CEO of the telecommunications company "T-Mobile" (French)

6. Mike Seifert - T-Mobile

Mike Seifert, president and CEO of T-Mobile, made $ 54.91 million last year, and he assumed the position in May 2020.

Chris Nacita, President and CEO of "Hilton" (Reuters)

5. Chris Nassita - Hilton

Chris Nacita, President and CEO of Hilton Hotels and Resorts, reaped salaries estimated at $ 55.87 million in 2020, despite the group incurring losses estimated at $ 720 million due to the pandemic and laying off nearly a quarter of its employees.

4. Larry Kolb - General Electric

Larry Kolb has been Chairman and CEO of General Electric since October 2018, and has raised $ 73.19 million in 2020 to come in fourth place.

3. John Legere - T-Mobile

John Leggery earned $ 137.20 million during the first months of last year before he resigned as CEO of T-Mobile in April 2020 after signing its merger with rival Sprint.

Amir Dan Rubin, CEO of "One Life Health Care" (Reuters)

2. Amir Dan Robin - One Life Health Care

Amir Dan Rubin, CEO of 1Life Healthcare, a chain of primary care clinics in San Francisco, received nearly $ 200 million in 2020.

1. Chad Richison - Baycom

Chad Richison, chief executive of Paycom, an Oklahoma City-based online human resource and payroll company, is the highest paid on this list, earning $ 211.13 million in 2020 salaries.