The median value of compensation for CEOs of 350 major companies rose 11
percent to $9.3 million, according to a study conducted for The Wall
Street Journal by management consultancy firm Hay Group.
At the top of the list is Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman, who pocketed $84.3 million in compensation - more than double his 2009 total.
Next was Oracle honcho Larry Ellison, who received compensation valued at $68.6 million, followed by CBS CEO Les Moonves, who can drown all his Charlie
Sheen-related sorrows with compensation valued at $53.9 million.
Four of the top 10 most highly compensated CEOs were heads of media companies, including those at Viacom, CBS, Walt Disney, and Time Warner. Meanwhile,News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch ranked 52nd on the list, receiving $16.5 million in compensation.
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