Michael W.  Bayley net worth and biography

Michael Bayley Biography and Net Worth

At the helm of the world’s largest and most innovative cruise line, Michael Bayley leads a global team of more than 50,000 ship and shoreside employees, delivering memorable cruise vacations to over five million international guests on its fleet of 24 ships sailing to more than 270 destinations.

As President and CEO of Royal Caribbean International, Bayley is responsible for the cruise line’s entire operation, in addition to its private destinations, including Labadee, Haiti and Perfect Day at CocoCay, The Bahamas – the first in a series of private island destinations around the world known as the Perfect Day Island Collection. A key focus of his is to inspire teams to deliver the unrivaled and award-winning Royal Caribbean vacation experience of innovation and excellence.

Under Bayley’s leadership, Royal Caribbean continues to grow as the leading cruise line. He most recently oversaw the debut of revolutionary ships Symphony of the Seas, offering cruises to North American and international markets, and Spectrum of the Seas, sailing from China year-round. The line has an additional six ships under construction and on order, including Odyssey of the Seas – set to debut in 20210 – and a brand-new class of ships named Icon. Bayley is integral to the development of innovations with each new private island destination and ship introduced by the cruise line, which is a leader in inspiring an active style of cruising and known for creating unexpected, industry-first architectural concepts and experiences – from rock-climbing walls and ice-skating rinks, to surfing and skydiving.

Bayley began his career with Royal Caribbean in 1981 as an assistant purser on board the m.s. Nordic Prince. Over a 10-year span, he worked in a variety of positions throughout the cruise line’s expanding fleet, each with increasing managerial responsibility. Bayley’s success led him to serve as vice president of Total Guest Satisfaction, Fleet Operations; senior vice president of Hotel Operations and Onboard Revenue, and later as executive vice president of Operations, overseeing marine, hotel, tour and ground operations, and commercial development. He has spent time based in Europe as the Chairman and Managing Director of Island Cruises, a joint venture between First Choice Holidays, a leading U.K. Tour Operator, and Royal Caribbean. Bayley also once served as vice president at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

The industry veteran has pioneered the concept of cruising in emerging markets across the globe. In 2008, as executive vice president of International Sales and Marketing at Royal Caribbean, Bayley started up offices in 11 countries throughout Europe, Latin America and Asia, and was instrumental in opening and developing the China market. In 2012, he was named President and CEO of Celebrity Cruises, becoming responsible for improving the brand’s overall financial performance when he expanded the vacation offering to guests in the premium segment. He then became President and CEO of Royal Caribbean International in 2014.

A native of the United Kingdom and currently living in South Florida, Bayley graduated in Business from the University of Bournemouth.

What is Michael W. Bayley's net worth?

The estimated net worth of Michael W. Bayley is at least $7.35 million as of May 20th, 2024. Mr. Bayley owns 49,695 shares of Royal Caribbean Cruises stock worth more than $7,353,369 as of May 30th. This net worth approximation does not reflect any other investments that Mr. Bayley may own. Additionally, Mr. Bayley receives an annual salary of $3,810,000.00 as CEO at Royal Caribbean Cruises. Learn More about Michael W. Bayley's net worth.

How old is Michael W. Bayley?

Mr. Bayley is currently 65 years old. There are 8 older executives and no younger executives at Royal Caribbean Cruises. The oldest executive at Royal Caribbean Cruises is Mr. Harri U. Kulovaara, Executive Vice President of Maritime & Newbuilding, who is 71 years old. Learn More on Michael W. Bayley's age.

What is Michael W. Bayley's salary?

As the CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., Mr. Bayley earns $3,810,000.00 per year. There are 2 executives that earn more than Mr. Bayley. The highest earning executive at Royal Caribbean Cruises is Ms. Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, Vice Chairman of External Affairs, who commands a salary of $5,920,000.00 per year. Learn More on Michael W. Bayley's salary.

How do I contact Michael W. Bayley?

The corporate mailing address for Mr. Bayley and other Royal Caribbean Cruises executives is 1050 Caribbean Way, Miami FL, 33132. Royal Caribbean Cruises can also be reached via phone at (305) 539-6000 and via email at [email protected]. Learn More on Michael W. Bayley's contact information.

Has Michael W. Bayley been buying or selling shares of Royal Caribbean Cruises?

Over the course of the past ninety days, Michael W. Bayley has sold $10,651,941.06 in shares of Royal Caribbean Cruises stock. Most recently, Michael W. Bayley sold 49,155 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Monday, May 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $147.67, for a transaction totalling $7,258,718.85. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 49,695 shares of the company's stock, valued at $7,338,460.65. Learn More on Michael W. Bayley's trading history.

Who are Royal Caribbean Cruises' active insiders?

Royal Caribbean Cruises' insider roster includes Michael Bayley (CEO), Laura Bethge (Insider), Naftali Holtz (SVP), Harri Kulovaara (EVP), Jason Liberty (CFO), Lisa Lutoff-Perlo (CEO), Maritza Montiel (Director), Henry Pujol (CAO), Donald Thompson (Director), and Arne Wilhelmsen (Director). Learn More on Royal Caribbean Cruises' active insiders.

Are insiders buying or selling shares of Royal Caribbean Cruises?

During the last year, Royal Caribbean Cruises insiders bought shares 1 times. They purchased a total of 1,000 shares worth more than $103,700.00. During the last year, insiders at the sold shares 14 times. They sold a total of 825,919 shares worth more than $101,366,005.95. The most recent insider tranaction occured on May, 20th when CEO Michael W Bayley sold 49,155 shares worth more than $7,258,718.85. Insiders at Royal Caribbean Cruises own 8.0% of the company. Learn More about insider trades at Royal Caribbean Cruises.

Information on this page was last updated on 5/20/2024.

Michael W. Bayley Insider Trading History at Royal Caribbean Cruises

Transaction DateBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionShares Held After TransactionDetails
5/20/2024Sell49,155$147.67$7,258,718.8549,695View SEC Filing Icon  
5/15/2024Sell24,201$140.21$3,393,222.2198,850View SEC Filing Icon  
2/13/2024Sell11,753$116.01$1,363,465.53166,537View SEC Filing Icon  
11/17/2023Sell7,800$105.00$819,000.0094,391View SEC Filing Icon  
9/12/2023Sell10,000$100.02$1,000,200.00102,191View SEC Filing Icon  
9/6/2023Sell10,000$97.43$974,300.00112,191View SEC Filing Icon  
3/29/2022Sell3,637$80.00$290,960.00View SEC Filing Icon  
3/25/2022Sell3,859$77.02$297,220.18View SEC Filing Icon  
2/15/2019Sell20,084$117.72$2,364,288.4862,018View SEC Filing Icon  
2/12/2019Sell7,115$116.15$826,407.25View SEC Filing Icon  
2/20/2018Sell19,060$131.39$2,504,293.4067,530View SEC Filing Icon  
2/27/2017Sell15,347$95.88$1,471,470.3672,953View SEC Filing Icon  
2/15/2017Sell2,440$96.50$235,460.0064,541View SEC Filing Icon  
2/9/2017Sell13,072$95.18$1,244,192.9682,981View SEC Filing Icon  
11/4/2016Sell6,767$76.57$518,149.1976,176View SEC Filing Icon  
8/11/2016Sell12,183$71.07$865,845.8182,943View SEC Filing Icon  
2/24/2015Sell8,809$75.89$668,515.01View SEC Filing Icon  
2/11/2015Sell11,143$76.93$857,230.99View SEC Filing Icon  
5/30/2014Sell13,661$55.01$751,491.61View SEC Filing Icon  
5/27/2014Sell19,206$54.08$1,038,660.48View SEC Filing Icon  
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Royal Caribbean Cruises Company Overview

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Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. operates as a cruise company worldwide. The company operates cruises under the Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, and Silversea Cruises brands, which comprise a range of itineraries. As of February 21, 2024, it operated 65 ships. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Miami, Florida.
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