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Black CEO Craig Arnold rakes in $30 million in 2023

by Omokolade Ajayi
Craig Arnold

Craig Arnold, one of America’s leading Black CEOs, has witnessed a remarkable increase in his wealth since the beginning of the year, attributed to the recent surge in the market value of his stake in Eaton Corporation Plc.

According to data compiled by Billionaires.Africa, Arnold, chairman and CEO of Eaton Corporation, has seen the market value of his stake in the global intelligent power management company, headquartered in Dublin, rise by over $30 million since the start of the year.

Eaton Corporation, an American-Irish multinational power management company with a presence in more than 175 countries, achieved sales of $20.75 billion in 2022. Under the leadership of Arnold, the company continues to deliver energy-efficient products and services, helping customers manage power reliably, efficiently, safely, and sustainably.

Arnold assumed the roles of chairman and CEO of Eaton on June 1, 2016. He owns a beneficial 0.13-percent stake in the power management company, or 517,061 shares. Furthermore, Arnold’s diverse investment portfolio includes a minority stake of 0.0027 percent in Medtronic Plc, which presently holds a value of over $3 million.

Since the start of the year, Eaton’s shares on the New York Stock Exchange have experienced a substantial 37.56-percent increase, surging from $156.95 on Jan. 1 to $215.9 at the time of writing. This surge has pushed the group’s market capitalization to surpass $85 billion.

Consequently, the market value of Arnold’s stake in Eaton Corporation has escalated by $30.48 million since the beginning of the year, escalating from $81.15 million on Jan. 1 to $111.63 million at the time of writing.

The group’s share price surge has resulted in significant gains for its shareholders, including Arnold, the company’s CEO and chairman. The investors’ positive response is closely linked to Eaton’s impressive financial performance in recent times.

Earlier this month, Eaton reported second-quarter 2023 earnings of $2.21 per share, surpassing the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 4.5 percent. The group’s earnings exhibited remarkable growth of 18.2 percent year over year, with second-quarter earnings surpassing the guidance of $2.04–$2.14 per share.

The total quarterly revenues of Eaton amounted to $5.866 billion, exceeding the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $5.739 billion by 2.2 percent.

Furthermore, the total revenues showed a notable improvement of 12.5 percent from the year-ago quarter, attributed to a 13 percent increase in organic sales.

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