Oracle Corp.’s Co-Chief Executive Officer Safra Catz was last year’s highest-paid female executive in the U.S. with $56.9 million in awarded compensation, according to the Bloomberg Pay Index, a ranking of the 200 best-paid bosses. Catz’s pay matches that of her co-CEO Mark Hurd but is a far cry from the highest-paid man -- Patrick Soon-Shiong, founder of cancer-research firm NantKwest Inc. -- who was awarded $329.7 million in 2015.

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