BlackRock Inc is the world’s largest asset manager. The net income grew by nearly 58 percent in 2017 to $5 billion while the assets overseen by the company topped $6 trillion, an industry record and 22 percent gain over the year prior. Larry Fink (CEO) was awarded $27.7 million in compensation last year. The company’s president, Rob Kapito, was paid nearly $22 million, according to figures based on regulatory guidelines. Kapito and Fink were among BlackRock’s founders in 1988.