100 Most Influential People in Healthcare
Larry Merlo, 61
CEO, CVS Health
- Compensation: $18,359,377 - according to 2016 Bloomberg
- Years on list: 1
Merlo has been CEO of CVS Health since 2011 and has led rapid growth at the company, especially in services beyond retail pharmacy. CVS Health continues to push into the provider space. During an earnings call in August, company officials announced a planned expansion of programs to address chronic illnesses. The retail chain already has moved into population health and care for asthmatics.