Highest-Earning CEOs of Online Gambling
Denise Coates – Bet365
Denise Coates is one of the most successful women in the gaming industry and a role model for executives everywhere. Though she was born a child of privilige, she had no problem starting out as cashier at her father’s betting shop and working her way up.
In her early days in the business she took over those underperforming betting shops and turned them into a gaming empire. Coates jumped on the online betting wagon in the late-1990′s and that gave her company a major edge against her larger, more established competitors.
Bet365 is a privately held company, but it’s believed that her annual salary is right around £4.5 million. Additionally, it’s believed she’s pocketed around £37.5 million from dividends on Bet365 stock in the last three years alone.