These are the 50 highest-paid CEOs for 2010 according to a recent Associated Press analysis for Standard & Poor’s 500 companies.
The analysis includes companies that had the same CEO for all of 2009 and 2010 and that filed proxy statements with the SEC by April 30.
They are based on the AP’s compensation formula, which adds up salary, perks, bonuses, preferential interest rates on pay set aside for later, and company estimates for the value of stock options and stock awards on the day they were granted last year.
Here’s a photo gallery of some very rich CEO standouts:
Philippe Dauman, Viacom: $84.5 million, up 149 per cent
Dauman is the CEO of global entertainment and content company Viacom, which owns MTV Networks, BET Networks and Paramount Pictures, amongst other media and advertizing properties.
Ray Irani, Occidental Petroleum: $76.1 million, up 142 per cent
Irani is CEO of Occidental Petroleum Corp., an international oil and gas exploration and production company with market capitalization of $80 billion.
Leslie Moonves, CBS: $56.9 million, up 32 per cent
Moonves runs CBS Corp., a mass media company with divisions that reach back to the beginnings of the broadcast industry. It operates in many sectors and owns properties across the content spectrum.
Robert Iger, Walt Disney: $28 million, up 30 per cent
Iger, the sixth CEO in The Walt Disney Co.\'s 86-year history, was appointed in 2005 after the company\'s board of directors elected him to succeed Michael D. Eisner.
Alan Mulally, Ford Motor: $26.5 million, up 48 per cent
Acting as president and CEO of Ford Motor Company, Mulally also is a member of the company\'s Board of Directors. He joined Ford in 2006 to help kick-start the company\'s turn around.
Jeff Bewkes, Time Warner: $26.1 million, up 35 per cent
Bewkes leads Time Warner Inc., a global media and entertainment player with businesses in television networks, filmed entertainment and publishing. It uses its massive operating scale to create and deliver content worldwide.
Sam Palmisano: IBM, $25.2 million, up 19 per cent
Palmisano has been Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of IBM since 2003. IBM scrapped its computer building business years ago, instead focusing on developing new business designs and technical services.
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