International Business Machine Corp.’s (IBM) first female Chief Executive Officer, Virginia “Ginni” Rometty, is one of the most powerful women in the world, and has an estimated net worth is $45 million.
She worked her way up in the company from age 24 when she started as a systems engineer. Rometty since assumed the roles of senior vice president of Global Business Services, senior vice president of Sales and Distribution, and senior vice president and group executive of Sales, Marketing and Strategy.
In 2012, Rometty was promoted to her current position as CEO, and named one of TIME Magazine’s most influential people. That was also the year Rometty’s salary was doubled to $1.5 million, as reported by Bloomberg. This number is up from $800,000 last year.
But Rometty’s salary is nothing compared to her restricted stock awards, which total to a little over $11 million. Her predecessor, Samuel Palmisano, received a bonus of $6.5 million for 2011.
In October, Fortune reported Rometty on some rocky roads. Rometty has appeared as Fortune’s No.1. Most Powerful Women list for three years running, yet is currently under pressure due to disappointing numbers at IBM. She is currently focused on growth and high value in the marketplace.
Since assuming her role as CEO,