Keyword: Jeffrey Leiden

CEO of Vertex

11. Jeffrey Leiden

In 2014, Vertex CEO Jeff Leiden raised eyebrows all over Wall Street when he took home a $45.8 million pay package. For 2016, he racked up just $17.4 million.
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The top 15 highest-paid biopharma executives

Some of the executive pay rankings are predictable, like Johnson & Johnson's CEO, regardless who's in the job. What's not guaranteed is that the chairman of a generics maker in hot water with the U.S. government and American parents—Mylan's Robert Coury—would step off the company’s employee roster and into the nonexecutive chairman’s job and reap a $97 million package with the move.