CEO Today Top 50 – Richard D. Fairbank

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CEO Top 50

Name: Richard D. Fairbank

Net worth: Approx. $1 billion

Company: Capital One

Bio:  In 1972, Fairbank attained a bachelor’s degree in economics from Stanford University, and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1981.

He founded Capital One with Nigel Morris in 1994 and is its Chairman and CEO. Fairbank has received a base salary of zero dollars since 1997, the bulk of his compensation coming in the form of stock and option awards.

Fairbank has been awarded Washingtonian’s Business Leader of the Year, Worth‘s list of the top 10 CEOs and 50 Best CEOs, Future Banker’s list of influential personalities in financial services and Credit Card Management’s Entrepreneur of the Year.

CEO Fact:  Fairbank is a huge Hockey fan.  He is also a talented player and plays center in amateur games at the Kettler Iceplex, Arlington which he half owns.  He also part owns the Washington Capitals Ice Hockey team.

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