Mercedes boss Ola Källenius is the highest earner among DAX board members. The 54-year-old earned €12.74 million in 2023, including bonuses, as reported by the Reuters news agency based on remuneration reports. For Källenius, this means an increase of 79.69 percent compared to his 2022 salary (7.09 million euros).

Annual income (2023) of DAX board members in the ranking

  • 1. Ola Källenius (Mercedes-Benz AG Group) 12.74 million euros
  • 2. Theodor Weimer (German Stock Exchange) 10.60 million euros
  • 3. Belén Garijo (Merck KGaA) 10.53 million euros
  • 4. Oliver Blume (VW/Porsche AG) 9.71 million euros
  • 5. Björn Gulden (Adidas) 9.18 million euros
  • 6. Oliver Zipser (BMW) 8.87 million euros
  • 7. Tim Höttges (Deutsche Telekom) 8.76 million euros
  • 8. Joachim Wenning (Munich Re) 8.27 million euros
  • 9. Roland Busch (Siemens) 7.61 million euros
  • 10. Oliver Bäte (Alliance) 7.47 million euros
  • 11. Christian Klein (SAP) 7.16 million euros
  • 12. Martin Daum (Daimler truck) 6.92 million euros
  • 13. Dominik von Acht (Heidelberg Cement) 6.87 million euros
  • 14. Guillaume Faury (Airbus) 6.77 million euros
  • 15. Carsten Knobel (Henkel) 6.75 million euros
  • 16. Bill Anderson (Bayer) 6.49 million euros
  • 17. Leonhard Birnbaum (E.ON) 6.42 million euros
  • 18. Markus Krebber (RWE) 6.40 million euros
  • 19. Bernd Montag (Siemens Healthineers AG) 6.35 million euros
  • 20. Martin Brudermüller (BASF) 6.11 million euros

Adidas boss Bjørn Gulden is only in fifth place with €9.18 million. However, after leaving sporting goods manufacturer Puma, the Norwegian also received almost 11,900 Adidas shares as a kind of signing bonus. Adidas paid 3.88 million euros including taxes for the shares. This adds up to a total of €13.06 million, which would put Adidas boss Gulden on top.

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