The top 10 highest-paid executives in 2016

Bloomberg released its list of the top ten best-paid executives in the U.S. on Wednesday.

The rankings feature many familiar names such as Tim Cook, Elon Musk and Sundar Pichai, but there are also some that might surprise you.

Bloomberg put together the rankings based on its Pay Index, which tracks compensation in the form of salaries, bonuses, perks, options, restricted shares and changes in pension values that an executive was given for the most recent year.

Click through the gallery to see who earned the most.

All figures in U.S. dollars.

Top 10 best paid executives in 2016

No. 10: CEO Mario J. Gabelli (right)
Company: Gamco Investors Inc.
Compensation: $75,965,266
(AP Photo/Douglas C. Pizac)

Top 10 best paid executives in 2016

No. 9: CEO Leslie Moonves
Company: CBS Corp.
Compensation: $83,645,290
(AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)

Top 10 best paid executives in 2016

No. 8: Former CEO Philippe P. Dauman
Company: Viacom Inc.
Compensation: $87,841,249
(Photo by Anna Webber/Getty Images for New York Magazine)

Top 10 best paid executives in 2016

No. 7: CEO Mitch Garber (right)
Company: Caesars Acquisition Co.
Compensation: $91,146,468
(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

Top 10 best paid executives in 2016

No. 6: CEO Virginia M. Rometty
Company: International Business Machines Corp.
Compensation: $96,764,750
(AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Top 10 best paid executives in 2016

No. 5: CEO Elon Musk
Company: Tesla Inc.
Compensation: $99,744,920
(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Top 10 best paid executives in 2016

No. 4: CEO Sundar Pichai
Company: Alphabet Inc.
Compensation: $106,502,419
(Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)

Top 10 best paid executives in 2016

No. 3: Executive chairman John S. Weinberg
Company: Evercore Partners Inc.
Compensation: $123,991,055
(Business Insider)

Top 10 best paid executives in 2016

No. 2: CEO Tim Cook
Company: Apple Inc.
Compensation: $150,036,907
(Photo by Stephen Lam/Getty Images)

Top 10 best paid executives in 2016

No. 1: CEO Marc Lore
Company: Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
Compensation: $236,896,191
(AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

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