Stephen J. Hemsley

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Stephen J. Hemsley is the chief executive officer of insurer UnitedHealth Group. He is the highest-paid CEO in America, according to Forbes magazine, receiving a total annual compensation of $101.96 million, and a five year average annual income of over $120 million. He graduated from Fordham University in 1974 with a Bachelor of Arts degree, and did not attend postgraduate school. [1] He was named president and CEO of UnitedHealth Group on Nov. 30, 2006. He previously served as president and chief operating officer, UnitedHealth Group, and is a member of the company’s board of directors. Hemsley joined UnitedHealth in June, 1997.[2]

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Stephen J. Hemsley
UnitedHealth Group
9900 Bren Road East
Minnetonka, Minnesota 55343



  1. CEO Compensation/Stephen J. Hemsley, database, accessed October 31, 2011
  2. UnitedHealth Group About Us - Executives, organizational website, accessed October 31, 2011