This year's compensation includes a base salary of $1.2 million, along with bonus ($4.46 million), stock award ($12.01 million) and other compensation ($14,104), according to a preliminary proxy statement filed on October 3.
The stock award value is calculated on the basis of market price as of the date of grant of common stock awarded and other criteria.
Assuming that the highest level of performance conditions are met, the value of Nadella's performance stock award would be little over $13.83 million, as per the filing.
"Nadella received when he was promoted to CEO, with a grant date fair value of $59,184,000; he will not be eligible to receive any part of this long term performance stock award compensation until 2019, if he continues to serve as CEO," it added.
Microsoft Executive Vice President and CFO Amy E Hood's compensation stood at $10.37 million, while that of Chief Operating Officer B Kevin Turner was at USD 12.95 million for 2016.