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America’s Highest Paid CEOs

Chief executives at public companies are often rewarded with handsome salaries and bonuses, and often to the outrage of the public. Here is a list of the 100 highest-paid CEOs from Forbes as of March 25, 2011.

List from Forbes (as of March 25, 2011)

Rank Name Company 1-Year Pay ($mil) 5-Year Pay ($mil) Shares Owned ($mil)
1 Stephen J. Hemsley United Health Group 101.96 120.47 111.4
2 Edward A. Mueller Quest Communications 65.80 75.00 36.3
3 Robert A. Iger Walt Disney 53.32 147.08 43.4
4 George Paz Express Scripts 51.52 100.21 79.5
5 Lew Frankfort Coach 49.45 137.87 133.9
6 Ralph Lauren Polo Ralph Lauren 43.00 155.25 3417.8
7 John C. Martin Gilead Sciences 42.72 204.24 76.8
8 James T. Hackett Anadarko 38.94 97.38 24.6
9 John T. Chambers Cisco Systems 37.90 170.34 58.0
10 Ivan G. Seidenberg Verizaon Communication 36.75 130.19 76.5
11 David E.I. Pyott Allergan 33.76 104.60 14.9
12 Gregory T. Lucier Life Technologies 33.75 73.13 15.8
13 Charles D. Davidson Noble Energy 33.44 54.96 38.2
14 John H. Hammergren McKesson 32.46 173.57 42.3
15 Joseph M. Tucci EMC 31.63 86.79 34.1
16 Jen-Hsun Huang Nvidia 31.40 137.25 372.1
17 Gregory H. Boyce Peabody Energy 30.66 85.07 14.1
18 F.H. Merelli Cimarex Energy 30.53 47.44 84.7
19 Samuel J. Palmisano IBM 30.32 127.80 102.9
20 Louis C. Camilleri Philip Morris Intl. 30.08 - 103.3
21 Michael D. Watford Ultra Petroleum 30.03 201.21 156.6
22 Howard D. Schultz Starbucks 29.73 159.50 672.0
23 David C. Novak Yum Brands 29.67 199.88 13.6
24 Kent J. Thiry DaVita 29.51 126.09 15.3
25 David N. Farr Emerson Electric 28.93 68.72 80.4
26 Alexander M. Cutler Eaton 28.47 90.23 30.3
27 Howard Solomon Forest Labs 27.10 105.76 35.7
28 Leslie Moonves CBS 26.41 129.93 26.3
29 Richard C. Adkerson Freeport Copper 25.29 179.10 172.8
30 William H. Swanson Raytheon 24.88 97.77 41.9
31 Jeffrey H. Boyd Priceline.com 24.38 40.77 89.9
32 Louis R. Chenevert United Technologies 23.97 60.45 27.7
33 Donald E. Washkewicz Parker-Hannifin 23.88 66.31 54.5
34 Peter J. Rose Expeditors Intl. 23.63 66.96 55.2
35 George W. Buckley 3M 23.22 55.55 12.2
36 John P. Daane Altera 23.19 32.96 15.4
37 James R. Young Union Pacific 23.06 49.71 82.5
38 Marshall O. Larsen Goodrich 22.43 54.00 11.8
39 Robert J. Hugin Celgene 22.39 - 33.9
40 David B. Snow Jr. Medco Health 22.19 87.10 17.2
41 Jay S. Fishman Travelers Cos. 22.03 58.58 26.9
42 Richard B. Handler Jeffries Group 21.30 145.08 286.4
43 Randall L. Stephenson AT&T 21.28 55.29 15.5
44 Michael A.J. Farrell Annaly Capital Management 21.18 64.48 39.8
45 James A. Skinner McDonald’s 20.71 75.07 24.3
46 Donald E. Felsinger Sempra Energy 20.60 56.83 18.9
47 William R. Berkley WR Berkley 20.35 200.03 738.8
48 Mark C. Pigott Paccar 20.20 80.12 164.6
49 Stephen I. Chazen Occidental Petroleum 20.13 - 202.3
50 Philippe P. Daumann Viacom 19.94 64.57 15.6
51 Michael J. Ward CSX 19.83 96.78 28.2
52 Keith D. Nosbusch Rockwell Automation 19.69 32.49 32.6
53 Indra K. Nooyi PepsiCo 19.63 56.50 15.2
54 John W. Conway Crown Holdings 19.33 64.69 56.9
55 Laurence D. Fink BlackRock 19.31 116.22 249.0
56 Ian M. Cook Colgate-Palmolive 19.23 39.98 23.3
57 Daniel P. Amos Aflac 19.17 133.89 276.6
58 Frederick W. Smith FedEx 19.07 108.68 1759.3
59 John F. Coyne Western Digital 19.03 48.40 13.8
60 William R. Johnson HJ Heinz 19.02 57.42 55.00
61 Michael T. Fries Liberty Global 18.98 45.55 26.2
62 James M. Cracchiolo Ameriprise Financial 18.83 62.92 14.6
63 Clayton M. Jones Rockwell Collins 18.77 47.72 8.0
64 William C. Weldon Johnson & Johnson 18.36 88.69 26.3
65 J. Wayne Leonard Entergy 18.12 101.96 24.4
66 Christopher M. Connor Sherwin-Williams 17.75 73.16 46.1
67 Timothy M. Manganello BorgWarner 17.73 46.36 43.4
68 H. Lawrence Culp Jr. Danaher 17.72 197.88 61.6
69 Kenneth I. Chenault American Express 17.44 95.19 43.5
70 G. Steven Farris Apache 17.36 69.05 58.6
71 John D. Finnegan Chubb 17.21 106.00 45.8
72 Robert A. Eckert Mattel 16.91 53.87 9.6
73 Brian L. Roberts Comcast 16.84 146.28 458.5
74 Wendell P. Weeks Corning 16.76 69.50 10.5
75 Irene B. Rosenfeld Kraft Foods 16.71 33.38 29.1
76 Frits D. van Paasschen Starwood Hotels 16.66 25.01 11.2
77 John F. Brock Coca-Cola Enterprises 16.59 27.96 4.4
78 Thomas M. Ryan CVS Caremark 16.56 117.49 73.6
79 Aubrey K. McClendon Chesapeake Energy 16.55 307.02 98.3
80 Robert L. Parkinson Jr. Baxter International 16.42 40.51 17.7
81 R. David Yost AmerisourceBergen 16.37 44.65 56.9
82 Michael T. Duke Wal-Mart Stores 16.27 - 36.8
83 James A.C. Kennedy T. Rowe Price 15.97 54.73 163.6
84 Daniel J.Starks St.Jude Medical 15.95 82.92 311.9
85 Richard W. Dreiling Dollar General 15.89 - 9.6
86 Miles D. White Abbott Laboratories 15.51 117.50 61.50
87 James L. Dolan Cablevision Systems 15.33 85.62 41.0
88 Jeffrey L. Bewkes Time Warner 15.31 48.47 10.0
89 W. Benjamin Moreland Crown Castle Intl. 15.21 - 35.5
90 K. Rupert Murdoch News Corp. 15.20 107.85 5325.8
91 Carol Bartz Yahoo 15.16 - 27.0
92 Mark Donegan Precision Castparts 15.10 <87.17/td> 31.8
93 William P. Sullivan Agilent Technologies 14.92 53.68 14.0
94 Glenn M. Renwick Progressive 14.81 44.10 70.9
95 Gale E. Klappa Wisconsin Energy 14.75 35.94 6.4
96 Sanjay K. Jha Motorola Mobility 14.70 - 26.8
97 Mark G. Parker Nike 14.53 43.83 21.6
98 Robert J. Stevens Lockheed Martin 14.47 120.77 32.3
99 Stephen A. Roell Johnson Controls 14.27 43.58 28.0
100 Michael H. Thaman Owens Corning 14.26 25.66 25.7

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