NETWORTH NEWS: THE TOP 28 HIGHEST PAID TECH CEOs…BTW, BIG CELEBRITIES AND ATHLETES STILL MAKE MORE THAN THEM

The 28 Highest Paid Tech CEOs

Alyson Shontell Jul. 1, 2013
Oracle's Larry Ellison made $96.2 million in 2012, up from $77.6 million the year prior.

Marissa Mayer sits pretty with her high Yahoo salary. Which tech executives bring home the bacon?

 The New York Times put together a list of the 200 highest paid executives in the world. Twenty-eight of them run tech companies.

Marissa Mayer and Larry Ellison are some of the highest paid individuals. Activision Blizzard’s Robert Kotick makes the highest base salary which exceeds $2 million, although he’s not the highest paid overall. Surprisingly, Tim Cook and Mark Zuckerberg didn’t make the cut.

Sprint Nextel’s Daniel Hesse made $11.1 million in 2012, down from $11.9 million the year prior.

Compensation breakdown:

  • Salary: $1,200,000
  • Bonus: $5,002,457
  • Perks: $167,334
  • Stock: $3,560,070
  • Options: $1,214,695

Tibco Software’s Vivek Ranadive made $11.3 million in 2012, up from $11.3 million the year prior.

Compensation breakdown:

  • Salary: $542,656
  • Bonus: $306,000
  • Perks: $101,945
  • Stock: $10,342,500
  • Options: $0

Corning’s Wendell Weeks made $11.5 million in 2012, up from $7.4 million the year prior.

Compensation breakdown:

  • Salary: $1,197,308
  • Bonus: $6,265,910
  • Perks: $572,297
  • Stock: $1,749,994
  • Options: $1,668,623

Cisco Systems’ John Chambers made $11.7 million in 2012, down from $12.9 million the year prior.

Cisco Systems' John Chambers made $11.7 million in 2012, down from $12.9 million the year prior.

Cisco CEO John Chambers

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Compensation breakdown:

  • Salary: $375,000
  • Bonus: $3,953,376
  • Perks: $11,025
  • Stock: $7,348,265
  • Options: $0

First Solar’s James Hughes made $11.8 million in 2012.

Compensation breakdown:

  • Salary: $556,154
  • Bonus: $1,164,770
  • Perks: $11,423
  • Stock: $10,035,012
  • Options: $0

Adobe Systems’ Shantanu Narayen made $12.0 million in 2012, up from $10.8 million the year prior.

Compensation breakdown:

  • Salary: $893,182
  • Bonus: $1,339,772
  • Perks: $30,747
  • Stock: $9,749,250
  • Options: $0

AOL’s Tim Armstrong made $12.1 million in 2012, up from $3.2 million the year prior.

AOL's Tim Armstrong made $12.1 million in 2012, up from $3.2 million the year prior.

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Compensation breakdown:

  • Salary: $1,000,000
  • Bonus: $3,250,000
  • Perks: $12,684
  • Stock: $2,757,575
  • Options: $5,051,163

Intuit’s Brad Smith made $12.6 million in 2012, up from $11.6 million the year prior.

Compensation breakdown:

  • Salary: $975,000
  • Bonus: $1,647,750
  • Perks: $12,559
  • Stock: $8,230,578
  • Options: $1,608,698

Fidelity National Information Service’s Frank Martire made $12.7 million in 2012, up from $11.1 million the year prior.

Compensation breakdown:

  • Salary: $1,000,000
  • Bonus: $3,949,636
  • Perks: $213,495
  • Stock: $5,625,005
  • Options: $1,873,958

Analog Devices’ Jerald Fishman made $12.7 million in 2012, up from $8.9 million the year prior.

Analog Devices' Jerald Fishman made $12.7 million in 2012, up from $8.9 million the year prior.

Analog Devices

Compensation breakdown:

  • Salary: $930,935
  • Bonus: $1,494,652
  • Perks: $3,107,013
  • Stock: $7,194,000
  • Options: $0

Texas Instruments’ Richard Templeton made $13.1 million in 2012, down from $13.9 million the year prior.

Compensation breakdown:

  • Salary: $1,035,841
  • Bonus: $2,748,581
  • Perks: $272,710
  • Stock: $5,123,688
  • Options: $3,950,347

Verizon Communications’ Lowell McAdam made $13.8 million in 2012.

Verizon Communications' Lowell McAdam made $13.8 million in 2012.

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Compensation breakdown:

  • Salary: $1,400,000
  • Bonus: $3,150,000
  • Perks: $535,577
  • Stock: $8,750,055
  • Options: $0

Harris Corp’s William Brown made $14.3 million in 2012.

Harris Corp's William Brown made $14.3 million in 2012.

Harris Corp CEO William Brown

Harris Corp

Compensation breakdown:

  • Salary: $535,385
  • Bonus: $5,300,000
  • Perks: $434,997
  • Stock: $4,621,824
  • Options: $3,374,074

Broadcom’s Scott McGregor made $15.1 million in 2012, down from $16.1 million the year prior.

Compensation breakdown:

  • Salary: $932,615
  • Bonus: $2,312,400
  • Perks: $5,000
  • Stock: $11,819,030
  • Options: $0

IBM’s Virginia Rometty made $15.4 million in 2012.

IBM's Virginia Rometty made $15.4 million in 2012.

Compensation breakdown:

  • Salary: $1,500,000
  • Bonus: $3,915,000
  • Perks: $687,725
  • Stock: $9,259,000
  • Options: $0

Hewlett Packart’s Meg Whitman made $15.4 million in 2012.

Hewlett Packart's Meg Whitman made $15.4 million in 2012.

HP

Compensation breakdown:

  • Salary: $1
  • Bonus: $1,686,915
  • Perks: $220,901
  • Stock: $7,040,076
  • Options: $6,414,249

EMC’s Joseph Tucci made $16.6 million in 2012, up from $13.2 million one year prior.

Compensation breakdown:

  • Salary: $1,000,000
  • Bonus: $1,467,360
  • Perks: $116,545
  • Stock: $12,697,669
  • Options: $1,310,657

Western Digital’s John Coyne made $17.2 million in 2012, up from $7.0 million the year prior.

Compensation breakdown:

  • Salary: $1,000,000
  • Bonus: $6,772,500
  • Perks: $41,770
  • Stock: $6,304,158
  • Options: $3,102,450

Intel’s Paul Otellini made $18.9 million in 2012, up from $17.2 million the year prior.

Compensation breakdown:

  • Salary: $1,200,000
  • Bonus: $5,234,500
  • Perks: $523,200
  • Stock: $9,940,400
  • Options: $1,963,200

Qualcomm’s Paul Jacobs made $20.7 million in 2012, down from $21.7 million the year prior.

Compensation breakdown:

  • Salary: $1,189,246
  • Bonus: $3,402,775
  • Perks: $1,138,867
  • Stock: $14,999,985
  • Options: $0

Freescale Semiconductor’s Gregg Lowe made $20.7 million in 2012.

Compensation breakdown:

  • Salary: $553,846
  • Bonus: $1,000,000
  • Perks: $8,659,186
  • Stock: $3,338,057
  • Options: $7,143,999

AT&T’s Randall Stephenson made $21 million in 2012, up from $18.7 million the year prior.

AT&T's Randall Stephenson made $21 million in 2012, up from $18.7 million the year prior.

Compensation breakdown:

  • Salary: $1,550,000
  • Bonus: $6,060,000
  • Perks: $803,308
  • Stock: $12,586,590
  • Options: $0

Salesforce’s Marc Benioff made $22.1 million in 2012, up from $17.7 million the year prior.

Salesforce's Marc Benioff made $22.1 million in 2012, up from $17.7 million the year prior.

Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff

Business Insider/Julie Bort

Compensation breakdown:

  • Salary: $1,000,000
  • Bonus: $1,302,000
  • Perks: $934,829
  • Stock: $0
  • Options: $18,864,075

Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer made $36.6 million in 2012.

Yahoo's Marissa Mayer made $36.6 million in 2012.

Stephen Lam/Reuters

Compensation breakdown:

  • Salary: $454,862
  • Bonus: $1,120,000
  • Perks: $40,540
  • Stock: $35,000,002
  • Options: $0

Nuance Communications’ Paul Ricci made $37.1 million in 2012, up from $20.7 million the year prior.

Compensation breakdown:

  • Salary: $794,423
  • Bonus: $1,200,000
  • Perks: $183,881
  • Stock: $34,899,375
  • Options: $0

Level 3 Communications’ James Crowe made $40.7 million in 2012, up from $11.3 million the year prior.

Compensation breakdown:

  • Salary: $1,155,269
  • Bonus: $2,100,000
  • Perks: $397,323
  • Stock: $23,850,000
  • Options: $13,206,378

Activision Blizzard’s Robert Kotick made $64.9 million in 2012, up from $8.3 million the year prior.

Compensation breakdown:

  • Salary: $2,006,127
  • Bonus: $6,954,291
  • Perks: $66,150
  • Stock: $55,915,738
  • Options: $0

Oracle’s Larry Ellison made $96.2 million in 2012, up from $77.6 million the year prior.

Compensation breakdown:

  • Salary: $1
  • Bonus: $3,918,663
  • Perks: $1,548,632
  • Stock: $0
  • Options: $90,693,400
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