Rob McEwen is the Chairman and Chief Owner of McEwen Mining Inc. He is the largest shareholder of McEwen Mining, owning 21% of the company's outstanding capital stock. He has a cost base of $165 million and a salary of $1 per year. He also takes no bonus or options. A passionate investor in the mining sector for 30 years, McEwen explores the USA, Canada, Mexico, and Argentina for gold, silver, and copper. He engaged in the mining industry in 1990 and from there transformed Goldcorp from a group of small companies into a mining powerhouse.