Top 10 Longest-Serving Tech CEOs

By Bloomberg Rankings And Marcus Chan - 2014-02-06T23:21:06Z

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1. Larry Ellison, Oracle

Years as CEO:


Stock's annualized total return during tenure:


Ellison is worth more than $40 billion and ranks eighth on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. He was the highest-paid CEO in the U.S. last year, data compiled by Bloomberg show. His pay package fell 18 percent to $78.4 million for fiscal 2013 after he gave up an annual bonus and the company missed profit targets.

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METHODOLOGY: Bloomberg ranked the 100 largest technology companies by market capitalization based on the tenure of their CEOs and identified the 10 longest-serving executives. Included were e-commerce, discretionary Internet media and Internet-based services companies; excluded were technology distributors and medical software companies. Tenure and total return were calculated from the end of the month the CEO started until January 31, 2014. For companies that were not public when a CEO started, total return was calculated from the end of the month the stock began trading.