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Nooyi, Jha, Pandit among highest paid US CEOs

Last updated on: November 17, 2010 14:00 IST

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PepsiCo's Indra Nooyi, Motorola's Sanjay Kumar Jha and Citigroup's Vikram Pandit are the three Indian-Americans among US' highest paid CEOs listed by Wall Street Journal.

The latest CEO pay survey, includes all the 456 biggest US public companies.

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Image: Sanjay Kumar Jha (L), Indra Nooyi, Vikram Pandit.

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PepsiCo Inc chief Indra Nooyi is ranked 67th with a total pay package of $13.97 million.

Indra Nooyi is the most powerful woman in US business for the fifth year in a row, according to Fortune.

The survey conducted by management-consulting firm Hay Group, noted that bonuses jumped by 11 per cent to a median of $ 1.67 million.

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Sanjay Kumar Jha bagged the 377th spot with a total compensation of $3.45 million. He joined Motorola in 2008 and serves as co-chief executive officer of Motorola, Inc. and chief executive officer of Motorola's Mobile Devices business.

The latest survey shows chief executives' pay increasing along with shareholder returns.

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Citigroup head Vikram Pandit is at the 450th position with a pay package of $1.25 million.

Overall, median total direct compensation for CEOs in the sample rose 3 per cent during their latest fiscal year.

The total direct compensation includes salary, bonuses and the awarded value of stock, options and other long-term incentives.

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Gregory Maffei, CEO of Liberty Media Corp with a pay packet of $87.1 million, was the highest paid CEO in the WSJ's study of 456 companies with annual revenue of over $4 billion.

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Larry Ellison is the second highest paid CEO. Oracle's founder received a $68.6 million package and most of that reward came in the form of stock options valued at $61.9 million.

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Occidental Petroleum Corp's Ray Irani bagged the third position with a total compensation of $52.2 million.

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At the fourth place is Yahoo's Carol Bartz who took home $44.61 million followed by CBS' Leslie Ray with $38.93 million.

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Others on the top 10 list include Philippe P. Dauman of Viacom Inc ($33.7 million), Marc N Casper of Thermo Fisher Scientific ($33.04 million), Raymond Elliott of Boston Scientific Corp ($32.1 million), Ralph Lauren, founder of Polo Ralph Lauren Corp ($27 million), and McKesson Corp's John H. Hammergren ($24.5 million).


Image: Philippe P. Dauman.

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