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Best paid CEOs of 2009: Where are they now?

Fri, 05/06/2011 - 2:17am
The Associated Press

Here is a glance at the executives who made the AP's list of best-paid CEOs for 2009, and where they are now.

1. Carol Bartz, Yahoo Inc.

2009 pay: $47.2 million

2010 pay: $11.9 million

Status: Still CEO

Bartz got fewer shares of stock and stock options last year than in 2009. That year, she got $42 million in stock and options granted to her around the time she was hired.

2. Leslie Moonves, CBS Corp.

2009 pay: $42.9 million

2010 pay: $56.9 million

Status: Still CEO

Moonves was rewarded as CBS stayed the No. 1 broadcast network. He received a $20 million cash bonus after CBS signed a 10-year deal with cable company Comcast to carry CBS content and extended its agreement to carry NCAA basketball. He also received a special $7.5 million bonus for his leadership in creating premium content for CBS.

3. Marc Casper, Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

2009 pay: $34.1 million

2010 pay: $2.8 million

Status: Still CEO

Casper received no stock awards in 2010. In 2009, he got $19.6 million worth, plus options valued at $12.8 million. Those were granted as part of his promotion to CEO of the company, which makes scientific instruments.

4. Philippe Dauman, Viacom Inc.

2009 pay: $33.9 million

2010 pay: $84.5 million

Status: Still CEO

Dauman's 2010 pay package pushed him to highest-paid on the AP list. He got a one-time award of $54.3 million in stock and options as part of his new contract with the entertainment company, which owns MTV, Nickelodeon and Paramount Pictures. His contract now runs through 2016.

5. J. Raymond Elliott, Boston Scientific Corp.

2009 pay: $33.3 million

2010 pay: $4.7 million

Status: Still CEO

Elliott didn't get any stock awards in 2010, and received far fewer options than the year before. When he was hired in June 2009, Elliott got stock and options valued at $29 million.

6. Ray Irani, Occidental Petroleum Corp.

2009 pay: $31.4 million

2010 pay: $76.1 million

Status: Became executive chairman on Friday

Irani, who has served as CEO since 1990, got $58.5 million in stock and cash bonuses tied to 2007-10 performance targets. He received another $11 million in stock grants in 2010. Irani's pay, which has totaled about $225 million since 2006, has angered investors. Last May, Occidental shareholders voted against the company's executive pay plan. While that vote wasn't binding, Occidental announced in October it would the potential payouts for executives and tie more pay to performance.

7. Glen Senk, Urban Outfitters Inc.

2009 pay: $29.9 million

2010 pay: $2.5 million

Status: Still CEO

Senk didn't get any stock awards as part of his 2010 pay package. The year before, got a $26.9 million stock grant. The women's retail chain said that the previous year's stock awards included performance measures that covered fiscal 2011.

8. Brian Roberts, Comcast Corp.

2009 pay: $27.2 million

2010 pay: $31.1 million

Status: Still CEO

Roberts' bonus was a third bigger in 2010 than 2009. He was entitled to more, because the company hit pre-established goals for corporate cash flow and revenue growth, but Roberts and other Comcast executives declined the higher payout.

9. William Weldon, Johnson & Johnson

2009 pay: $25.5 million

2010 pay: $23.2 million

Status: Still CEO

Revenue has fallen for two years at the health care giant, which has also had an unprecedented string of recalls that have battered the reputation of medicines like Tylenol and its other household brands.

10. Louis Camilleri, Philip Morris International Inc.

2009 pay: $24.4 million

2010 pay: $20.6 million

Status: Still CEO

The cigarette maker granted Camilleri less stock during the year. Philip Morris sets Camilleri's pay by looking at pay trends at 17 companies, including Coca-Cola, Kraft and Pfizer, and placing Camilleri's in the upper-middle range of that group.

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