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America's 10 highest-paid bank CEOs

Last updated on: September 29, 2011 15:03 IST

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While the world is still struggling to recover from the economic meltdown of 2008, which was primarily caused by the reckless lending policies of financial institutions, there are some banks that continue to pay exorbitant salaries to their chief executives.

Let us have a look at 10 highest-paid bank CEOs in the United States.

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Image: Bank CEOs in the US are earning millions of dollars per year.

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1. Jamie Dimon

Salary: $20.8 million

Bank: JP Morgan Chase

Cash compensation: $6.6 million

Stock and options: $14.2 million

Total compensation one-year change: 1,541.5 per cent

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Image: Jamie Dimon is the CEO of JP Morgan Chase.

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2. Robert P Kelly

Salary: $19.4 million

Bank: Bank of New York Mellon

Cash compensation: $7.0 million

Stock and options: $12.4 million

Total compensation one-year change: 72.5 per cent

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Image: Robert Kelly's salary is $19.4 million.

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3. John Stumpf

Salary: $17.6 million

Bank: Wells Fargo

Cash compensation: $6.6 million

Stock and options: $11.0 million

Total compensation one-year change: -6.3 per cent

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4. Ken Chenault

Salary: $16.3 million

Bank: American Express

Cash compensation: $5.0 million

Stock and options: $11.2 million

Total compensation one-year change: -2.2 per cent

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Image: Ken Chenault, pictured here with his wife, saw a dip in compensation.

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5. Richard K Davis

Salary: $16.1 million

Bank: US Bancorp

Cash compensation: $4.1 million

Stock and options: $12.0 million

Total compensation one-year change: 143.0 per cent

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Image: Richard Davis's compensation rose by more than 140 per cent.

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6. James Gorman

Salary: $14.9 million

Bank: Morgan Stanley

Cash compensation: $4.7 million

Stock and options: $10.2 million

Total compensation one-year change: 130.4 per cent

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7. Richard D Fairbank

Salary: $14.9 million

Bank: Capital One

Cash compensation: $100,637

Stock and options: $14.8 million

Total compensation one-year change: 144.4 per cent

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8. Lloyd Blankfein

Salary: $14.1 million

Bank: Goldman Sachs

Cash compensation: $6.5 million

Stock and options: $7.7 million

Total compensation one-year change: 1,275.9 per cent

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Image: Lloyd Blankfein's compensation shot up by more than 1,200 per cent.

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9. C Robert Henrikson

Salary: $13.9 million

Bank: MetLife

Cash compensation: $5.8 million

Stock and options: $8.0 million

Total compensation one-year change: 39.0 per cent

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10. James E Rohr

Salary: $11.6 million

Bank: PNC Financial

Cash compensation: $3.9 million

Stock and options: $7.7 million

Total compensation one-year change: -21.4 per cent


Image: James E Rohr's compensation fell by 21 per cent.

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