Kenneth I. Chenault

American Express Company

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Overview

Kenneth I. Chenault made an average of $23M in compensation at American Express Company from 2006 to 2017.

Annual data

2017

In 2017, Kenneth I. Chenault earned a total compensation of $18.6M as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at American Express Company.

Ranking171 out of 13,783
Percentile98.8%

Kenneth I. Chenault's 2017 compensation ranked 171st out of 13,783 executive pay records tracked by us this year.

Chenault earned more than 98.8% of all executives tracked by us in 2018.

Change in Pension Value and Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Earnings$498,949
Option Awards$3,200,989
Salary$2,038,462
Stock Awards$12,209,937
Other$663,036
Total$18,611,373

Chenault received $12.2M in stock awards, which accounts for 65.60% of total compensation.

Chenault also received $498.9K of change in pension value and nonqualified deferred compensation earnings, $3.2M in option awards, $2M in salary and $663K in other compensation.

2016

In 2016, Kenneth I. Chenault earned a total compensation of $17.5M as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at American Express Company.

Ranking169 out of 14,038
Percentile98.8%

Kenneth I. Chenault's 2016 compensation ranked 169th out of 14,038 executive pay records tracked by us this year.

Chenault earned more than 98.8% of all executives tracked by us in 2018.

Change in Pension Value and Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Earnings$518,804
Option Awards$1,573,150
Salary$2,000,000
Stock Awards$12,809,527
Other$562,158
Total$17,463,639

Chenault received $12.8M in stock awards, which accounts for 73.35% of total compensation.

Chenault also received $518.8K of change in pension value and nonqualified deferred compensation earnings, $1.6M in option awards, $2M in salary and $562.2K in other compensation.

2015

In 2015, Kenneth I. Chenault earned a total compensation of $22M as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at American Express Company.

Ranking90 out of 13,589
Percentile99.3%

Kenneth I. Chenault's 2015 compensation ranked 90th out of 13,589 executive pay records tracked by us this year.

Chenault earned more than 99.3% of all executives tracked by us in 2018.

Change in Pension Value and Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Earnings$300,525
Option Awards$2,563,088
Salary$2,000,000
Stock Awards$16,339,045
Other$785,433
Total$21,988,091

Chenault received $16.3M in stock awards, which accounts for 74.31% of total compensation.

Chenault also received $300.5K of change in pension value and nonqualified deferred compensation earnings, $2.6M in option awards, $2M in salary and $785.4K in other compensation.

2014

In 2014, Kenneth I. Chenault earned a total compensation of $22.8M as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at American Express Company.

Ranking97 out of 12,932
Percentile99.2%

Kenneth I. Chenault's 2014 compensation ranked 97th out of 12,932 executive pay records tracked by us this year.

Chenault earned more than 99.2% of all executives tracked by us in 2018.

Bonus$4,500,000
Change in Pension Value and Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Earnings$417,925
Option Awards$2,535,762
Salary$2,000,000
Stock Awards$12,429,114
Other$913,282
Total$22,796,083

Chenault received $12.4M in stock awards, which accounts for 54.52% of total compensation.

Chenault also received $4.5M in bonus, $417.9K of change in pension value and nonqualified deferred compensation earnings, $2.5M in option awards, $2M in salary and $913.3K in other compensation.

2013

In 2013, Kenneth I. Chenault earned a total compensation of $21.8M as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at American Express Company.

Ranking71 out of 12,074
Percentile99.4%

Kenneth I. Chenault's 2013 compensation ranked 71st out of 12,074 executive pay records tracked by us this year.

Chenault earned more than 99.4% of all executives tracked by us in 2018.

Bonus$6,000,000
Change in Pension Value and Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Earnings$125,658
Option Awards$2,079,871
Salary$2,000,000
Stock Awards$10,486,267
Other$1,145,624
Total$21,837,420

Chenault received $10.5M in stock awards, which accounts for 48.02% of total compensation.

Chenault also received $6M in bonus, $125.7K of change in pension value and nonqualified deferred compensation earnings, $2.1M in option awards, $2M in salary and $1.1M in other compensation.

2012

In 2012, Kenneth I. Chenault earned a total compensation of $28.5M as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at American Express Company.

Ranking47 out of 11,154
Percentile99.6%

Kenneth I. Chenault's 2012 compensation ranked 47th out of 11,154 executive pay records tracked by us this year.

Chenault earned more than 99.6% of all executives tracked by us in 2018.

Bonus$4,000,000
Change in Pension Value and Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Earnings$478,945
Option Awards$2,159,907
Salary$2,000,000
Stock Awards$18,864,985
Other$987,897
Total$28,491,734

Chenault received $18.9M in stock awards, which accounts for 66.21% of total compensation.

Chenault also received $4M in bonus, $478.9K of change in pension value and nonqualified deferred compensation earnings, $2.2M in option awards, $2M in salary and $987.9K in other compensation.

2011

In 2011, Kenneth I. Chenault earned a total compensation of $23M as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at American Express Company.

Ranking57 out of 10,262
Percentile99.4%

Kenneth I. Chenault's 2011 compensation ranked 57th out of 10,262 executive pay records tracked by us this year.

Chenault earned more than 99.4% of all executives tracked by us in 2018.

Bonus$2,000,000
Change in Pension Value and Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Earnings$548,290
Option Awards$2,193,374
Salary$2,000,000
Stock Awards$15,274,191
Other$1,022,836
Total$23,038,691

Chenault received $15.3M in stock awards, which accounts for 66.30% of total compensation.

Chenault also received $2M in bonus, $548.3K of change in pension value and nonqualified deferred compensation earnings, $2.2M in option awards, $2M in salary and $1M in other compensation.

2010

In 2010, Kenneth I. Chenault earned a total compensation of $16.8M as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at American Express Company.

Ranking111 out of 9,772
Percentile98.9%

Kenneth I. Chenault's 2010 compensation ranked 111th out of 9,772 executive pay records tracked by us this year.

Chenault earned more than 98.9% of all executives tracked by us in 2018.

Bonus$2,000,000
Change in Pension Value and Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Earnings$560,421
Option Awards$9,164,925
Salary$1,942,308
Stock Awards$2,049,971
Other$1,095,647
Total$16,813,272

Chenault received $9.2M in option awards, which accounts for 54.51% of total compensation.

Chenault also received $2M in bonus, $560.4K of change in pension value and nonqualified deferred compensation earnings, $1.9M in salary, $2M in stock awards and $1.1M in other compensation.

2008

In 2008, Kenneth I. Chenault earned a total compensation of $27.3M as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at American Express Company.

Ranking35 out of 8,153
Percentile99.6%

Kenneth I. Chenault's 2008 compensation ranked 35th out of 8,153 executive pay records tracked by us this year.

Chenault earned more than 99.6% of all executives tracked by us in 2018.

Change in Pension Value and Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Earnings$640,711
Non-Equity Incentive Plan$6,112,500
Option Awards$7,985,934
Salary$1,250,000
Stock Awards$10,129,931
Other$1,208,242
Total$27,327,318

Chenault received $10.1M in stock awards, which accounts for 37.07% of total compensation.

Chenault also received $640.7K of change in pension value and nonqualified deferred compensation earnings, $6.1M in non-equity incentive plan, $8M in option awards, $1.3M in salary and $1.2M in other compensation.

2007

In 2007, Kenneth I. Chenault earned a total compensation of $26.1M as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at American Express Company.

Ranking41 out of 7,442
Percentile99.4%

Kenneth I. Chenault's 2007 compensation ranked 41st out of 7,442 executive pay records tracked by us this year.

Chenault earned more than 99.4% of all executives tracked by us in 2018.

Bonus$6,000,000
Change in Pension Value and Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Earnings$2,671,958
Non-Equity Incentive Plan$500,000
Option Awards$8,288,342
Salary$1,238,461
Stock Awards$6,476,202
Other$907,945
Total$26,082,908

Chenault received $8.3M in option awards, which accounts for 31.78% of total compensation.

Chenault also received $6M in bonus, $2.7M of change in pension value and nonqualified deferred compensation earnings, $500K in non-equity incentive plan, $1.2M in salary, $6.5M in stock awards and $907.9K in other compensation.

2006

In 2006, Kenneth I. Chenault earned a total compensation of $29M as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at American Express Company.

Ranking27 out of 5,856
Percentile99.5%

Kenneth I. Chenault's 2006 compensation ranked 27th out of 5,856 executive pay records tracked by us this year.

Chenault earned more than 99.5% of all executives tracked by us in 2018.

Bonus$6,000,000
Change in Pension Value and Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Earnings$2,745,040
Non-Equity Incentive Plan$500,000
Option Awards$12,527,610
Salary$1,100,000
Stock Awards$5,131,099
Other$988,450
Total$28,992,199

Chenault received $12.5M in option awards, which accounts for 43.21% of total compensation.

Chenault also received $6M in bonus, $2.7M of change in pension value and nonqualified deferred compensation earnings, $500K in non-equity incentive plan, $1.1M in salary, $5.1M in stock awards and $988.5K in other compensation.