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The 10 highest-paid American CEOs

Just released today, the 10 highest-paid CEOs in 2007. Only companies that make up the The S&P 500 are considered for this list assembled by The Associated Press. The total pay figures are rounded, and include salary, perks, bonuses, above-market interest 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.

1. Larry Ellison, Oracle Corp., $84.6 million
2. John Thain, Merrill Lynch & Co., $83.1 million
3. Leslie Moonves, CBS Corp., $67.6 million
4. Richard Adkerson, Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold Inc., $65.3 million
5. Bob Simpson, XTO Energy Inc., $56.6 million
6. Lloyd Blankfein, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., $53.9 million
7. Kenneth Chenault, American Express Co., $51.7 million
8. Eugene Isenberg, Nabors Industries Ltd., $44.6 million
9. John Mack, Morgan Stanley, $41.7 million
10. Glenn Murphy, Gap Inc., $39.1 million

Must be nice...

Borrowing from the powerful Medici family's slogan - you make money to get power, and you use that power to protect money.

May I suggest a viewing of American Ruling Class below:


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