One and a half million to head a company the size of Microsoft?
This is a chart from 2008 for the top paid CEOs...
Stephen A. Blackstone
Schwarzman Group L.P. $702,440,573 Financial Services
Lawrence J. Oracle
Ellison Corporation $556,976,600 Computer Software
Ray R. Occidental Petroleum
Irani Corporation $222,639,705 Petroleum & Coal Extraction
John B. Hess Hess Corp. $159,566,940 Petroleum Products
Michael D. Ultra Petroleum
Watford Corp. $116,929,392 Petroleum & Coal Extraction
Aubrey K. Chesapeake Energy
McClendon Corporation $114,286,867 Petroleum & Coal Extraction
Bob R. XTO Energy
Simpson Inc. $103,485,972 Petroleum & Coal Extraction
Mark G. EOG Resources,
Papa Inc. $90,471,784 Petroleum & Coal Extraction
Eugene M. Nabors Industries
Isenberg Ltd. $79,333,079 Petroleum & Coal Services
Michael S. Abercrombie &
Jeffries Fitch Co. $71,795,744 Retail Apparel
Here is something that really threw me for a loop
He did not receive any stock options in 2010 -- nor in 2009 or 2008.
The decision to decline stock and option awards is Ballmer’s, according to Microsoft’s proxy statement.
I guess when you already have 15 billion dollars you're not doing it for the money any more.