Sir Martin Sorrell’s payout is more than double the next name on the list! No wonder, there have been multiple shareholder revolts against his pay. His remuneration of over £70m last year was one of the biggest pay cheques in British corporate history. Sorrell, 71, who started the company in 1985 and built it into a global advertising powerhouse, argued that his remuneration reflected the success of WPP. “It’s really the pay for performance over the long term, over 30-plus years,” he said.