CEO Today Top 50 – Richard D. Fairbank
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.