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Two India-born executives among the highest paid men

October 18, 2013 08:50 IST

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If you look at the highest paid men, you can easily conclude that technology companies such as Google, Apple and Oracle pay their senior staff more money than CEOs in best of the companies.

It also shows that the talent in technology sector is limited and these companies want to retain their senior staff at any cost.

Take example of Christopher Fry, the senior vice president of engineering at Twitter. The company paid him $10.3 million last year, slightly less than the CEO ($11.5 million). And in many companies, senior staff is making more money than the CEOs.

Let’s look the highest paid men in the corporate world.

Source: Fortune

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Image: Nikesh Arora of Google (left) and Thomas Kurian of Oracle.
Photographs: Nrkbeta/Creative Commons and Oracle
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John J. Donahoe

Rank: 25

Company: eBay

2012 total compensation: $29,705,081

John Donahoe is president and CEO of Ebay. In joined eBay in 2005 as president of eBay Marketplaces. He also serves on eBay and Intel Corp. Board of Directors.

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Image: John Donahoe, chief executive of eBay, speaks at the Reuters Global Technology Summit in San Francisco.
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David C. Drummond

Rank: 24

Company: Google

2012 total compensation: $31,301,858

David Drummond joined Google in 2002, initially as vice president of corporate development. Today, as senior vice president and chief legal officer, he leads Google’s global teams for legal, government relations, corporate development (M&A and investment projects) and new business development.

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Image: David Drummond, senior vice president of Google, attends the eG8 forum in Paris.
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Thomas Kurian

Rank: 23

Company: Oracle

2012 total compensation: $31,635,712

Tomas Kurian is Executive Vice President of Oracle Product Development and reports to Oracle CEO Larry Ellison.

He is responsible for leading all aspects of product strategy, software development, and delivery of Oracle’s software product portfolio including Oracle Database, Oracle Fusion Middleware, and CRM.

He hails from Kerala and went to the US in 1986 to study at Princeton.

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Michael A.J. Farrell

Rank: 22

Company: Annaly Capital Management

2012 total compensation: $32,016,284

Annaly Capital’s former Micheal A J Farrell passed away in October 2012. He is credited with building the company from the scratch and making it into the world’s largest mortgage real estate investment trust.

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Hamilton E. James

Rank: 21

Company: The Blackstone Group

2012 total compensation: $33,273,924

Hamilton James is President and Chief Operating Officer of Blackstone. He is also a member of Blackstone’s Management and Executive Committees and sits on each of the firm’s investment committees.

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Philippe P. Dauman

Rank: 20

Company: Viacom

2012 total compensation: $33,396,104

Philippe Pierre Dauman is the President and CEO of Viacom. He has served at this post since September 2006. He is a long time associate of the company’s Chairman Sumner Redstone.

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Image: Philippe P. Dauman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Viacom, Inc., speaks at the Boston College's Chief Executives' Club of Boston luncheon in Boston, Massachusetts.
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George R. Roberts

Rank: 19

Company: KKR & Co.

2012 total compensation: $35,029,805

George Roberts co-founded KKR with Henry Kravis in 1976 and is Co-Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer.

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Photographs: Courtesy, KKR & Co.

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Henry R. Kravis

Rank: 18

Company: KKR & Co.

2012 total compensation: $35,029,805

Henry Kravis co-founded KKR in 1976 and is Co-Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer.

He is actively involved in managing the Firm and serves on each of the regional Private Equity Investment and Portfolio Management Committees.

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Photographs: Courtesy, KKR & Co.

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Robert A. Iger

Rank: 17

Company: The Walt Disney Co

2012 total compensation: $37,103,208

Robert A. Iger is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company. As Chairman and CEO, Iger is the steward of the world's largest media company and some of the most respected and beloved brands around the globe.

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Image: Robert Iger, CEO of The Walt Disney Company arrives at the annual Allen and Co. conference at the Sun Valley, Idaho Resort.
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Richard M. Bracken

Rank: 16

Company: HCA Holdings

2012 total compensation: $38,559,950

Richard M. Bracken is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of HCA. He started his career with HCA in 1981 and has held various executive positions within the company.

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Image: President & CEO of Hospital Corporation of America Richard Bracken (R) speaks on health care the Eisenhower Executive Office Building of the White House.
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Patrick Pichette

Rank: 15

Company: Google

2012 total compensation: $38,741,106

Patrick Pichette is Google’s chief financial officer. He has nearly 20 years of experience in financial operations and management in the telecommunications sector, including seven years at Bell Canada, which he joined in 2001 as executive vice president of planning and performance management.

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Henrique de Castro

Rank: 14

Company: Yahoo

2012 total compensation: $39,184,112

Henrique de Castro is the chief operating officer (COO) of Yahoo Inc., where he is responsible for the management of Yahoo’s sales, media, business development and operations worldwide.

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James Q. Crowe

Rank: 13

Company: Level 3 Communications

2012 total compensation: $40,708,970

In May, Level 3 Communications announced James Q. Crowe would stepped down as the CEO and he was succeeded by Jeff Storey. Crowe had assumed the leadership position of the company in 1997 and has been one of the mos successful CEOs.

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Brian P. Friedman

Rank: 12

Company: Jefferies

2012 total compensation: $43,504,281

Brian P. Friedman is Chairman, Executive Committee, Jefferies & Company.

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Mark V. Hurd

Rank: 11

Company: Oracle

2012 total compensation: $43,592,574

Mark Hurd is President of Oracle Corporation and a member of the company's Board of Directors.

He joined Oracle in 2010, bringing more than 30 years of technology industry leadership, computer hardware expertise, and executive management experience to his role with the company.

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Richard B. Handler

Rank: 10

Company: Jefferies

2012 total compensation: $45,144,281

Richard Handler is Chief Executive Officer and Director of Leucadia National Corporation, a diversified investment holding company with its largest operating company being investment bank Jefferies. He is also CEO and President of Jefferies.

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Ray R. Irani

Rank: 9

Company: Occidental Petroleum Corp.

2012 total compensation: $45,609,020

Ray R. Irani is the former Chairman and CEO of Occidental Petroleum. He has worked at Occidental Petroleum for over 20 years, serving as a director since 1984, chief operating officer (president) from 1984 to 1990, and chairman and chief executive officer from 1990.

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Nikesh Arora

Rank: 8

Company: Google

2012 total compensation: $46,735,674

Nikesh Arora works as Senior Vice President and Chief Business Officer at Google. He oversees all revenue and customer operations, as well as marketing and partnerships.

Since joining Google in 2004, he has held several positions with the company and most recently, he led Google’s global direct sales operations.

He graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi, India with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering.

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David M. Zaslav

Rank: 7

Company: Discovery Communications

2012 total compensation: $49,932,867

As the President and CEO, David Zaslav sets the strategy and oversees all operations of the world's no. 1 nonfiction media company that reaches more than two billion subscribers in 224 countries and territories.

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Image: David M. Zaslav speaks at the Television Critics Association Cable TV Summer press tour in Beverly Hills, California.
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Leslie Moonves

Rank: 6

Company: CBS Corp.

2012 total compensation: $60,253,647

Leslie Moonves is President and Chief Executive Officer of CBS Corporation, one of the world’s largest media enterprises. In this role, he oversees all operations of the company, including the CBS Television Network, CBS Television Stations, CBS Television Studios, CBS Global Distribution, CBS Radio, CBS Outdoor, Simon & Schuster, and CBS Films and EcoMedia.

Moonves came to CBS in 1995 as President of Entertainment, after serving as president of Warner Bros.

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Bruce D. Sewell

Rank: 5

Company: Apple

2012 total compensation: $62,029,562

Bruce Sewell is Apple’s general counsel and senior vice president of Legal and Government Affairs. Sewell serves on the company’s executive team and oversees all legal matters, including corporate governance, intellectual property, litigation and securities compliance, as well as government affairs.

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Robert L. Mansfield

Rank: 2

Company: Apple

2012 total compensation: $62,033,312

On June 28, Apple sent out a press release stating that Mansfield, then SVP, Technologies, is retiring. In his place, Apple promoted Dan Riccio.

While Mansfield was at Apple, he was the head of Hardware Engineering division and led Mac hardware engineering since 2005 until his retirement, and had also led hardware engineering of iPhone and iPad.

He had joined Apple in 1999.

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Peter Oppenheimer

Rank: 2

Company: Apple

2012 total compensation: $62,033,312

Peter Oppenheimer is Apple’s senior vice president and Chief Financial Officer. In his capacity as CFO, Oppenheimer oversees the controller, treasury, investor relations, tax, information systems, internal audit and facilities functions.

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Jeffrey E. Williams

Rank: 2

Company: Apple

2012 total compensation: $62,033,312

Jeffrey Williams is Senior Vice President of operations at Apple. He leads a team of people around the world responsible for end-to-end supply chain management and dedicated to ensuring that Apple products meet the highest standards of quality.

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Lawrence J. Ellison

Rank: 1

Company: Oracle Corp.

2012 total compensation: $78,440,657

Lawrence J. Ellison is the CEO of Oracle Corporation and he had co-founded the company with Bob Miner and Ed Oates.


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