If you would have raked in $1.83 billion over the past decade, you'd "only" be the second highest compensated executive, falling short of the $1.84 billion Larry Eillison, founder and chief executive of Oracle, lined his pockets with, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Of course, you and I didn't come in second, but Barry Diller did, who received about $1.14 billion from IAC/InterActive and Expedia.com.
And what about Steve Jobs? He came in fourth with $749 million, trailing behind Occidental Petroleum Crop. CEO Ray Irani at $857 million. In fifth place was Richard Fairbank, CEO of Capital One, who earned $569 million.
Interestingly, four of the top 10 highest-paid executives ran companies whose shareholders held onto the short end of the stick by losing money over the decade. These include IAC/InterActive, Countrywide, Capital One, and Cendant Corp.
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