Hock E. Tan

913 Votes

Compensation: $103,211,163
Company: Broadcom



Tan Hock Eng (Chinese陳福陽pinyinChén Fúyáng; born 1952 in Penang) is the CEO of Broadcom Inc. He was the highest earning CEO in the US in 2017, earning US$103.2 million that year.[1]


Tan graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has an MBA degree from Harvard University.[2]


He was managing director of Hume Industries in Malaysia from 1983 to 1988 before helming Pacven Investment from 1988 to 1992. He then held financial positions at General Motors Co and PepsiCo Inc before becoming the Vice President of Finance of Commodore International Ltd.

Tan went on to become the CEO of Integrated Circuit Systems Inc. When this was sold to Integrated Device Technology Inc, he became the latter company’s chairman. Avago was created following a US$2.66 billion buyout of Integrated Circuit Systems in 2005. Tan was hired to lead the company as chief executive.[3]

In 2015, Tan merged the company with Broadcom Corporation following an acquisition, leading to the creation of Broadcom Ltd which he currently runs.