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Top 100 Highest Paid CEO’s

Been wondering who was the highest paid CEO of 2011? Well we can finally end all speculation, in a huge surprise, Stephen J Hemsley, CEO of UnitedHealth Group was America’s highest paid CEO in 2011 making a whopping $101,965,000.  Adding to that the man owns 111,400,000 shares of UnitedHealth Group. That’s some serious money he’s bringing in. Wondering who else made the list? Check it out below and enjoy!

Rank
Name
Company
1-Year Pay ($mil)
5 Year Pay ($mil)
Shares Owned ($mil)
Age
Efficiency
1 Stephen J Hemsley UnitedHealth Group 101.965 120.472 111.4 58 -
2 Edward A Mueller Qwest Communications 65.80 75.003 36.3 64 -
3 Robert A Iger Walt Disney 53.32 147.08 43.4 60 -
4 George Paz Express Scripts 51.52 100.21 79.5 56 -
5 Lew Frankfort Coach 49.45 137.87 133.9 65 86
6 Ralph Lauren Polo Ralph Lauren 43.00 155.25 3,417.8 71 74
7 John C Martin Gilead Sciences 42.72 204.24 76.8 59 72
8 James T Hackett Anadarko Petroleum 38.94 97.38 24.6 57 93
9 John T Chambers Cisco Systems 37.90 170.34 58.0 61 190
10 Ivan G Seidenberg Verizon Commun 36.75 130.19 76.5 64 163
11 David E I Pyott Allergan 33.76 104.60 14.9 58 82
12 Gregory T Lucier Life Technologies 33.75 73.13 15.8 46 141
13 Charles D Davidson Noble Energy 33.44 54.96 38.2 61 29
14 John H Hammergren McKesson 32.46 173.57 42.3 52 91
15 Joseph M Tucci EMC 31.63 86.79 34.1 63 137
16 Jen-Hsun Huang Nvidia 31.405 137.25 372.1 48 38
17 Gregory H Boyce Peabody Energy 30.66 85.07 14.1 56 -
18 F H Merelli Cimarex Energy 30.53 47.44 84.7 75 25
19 Samuel J Palmisano IBM 30.32 127.80 102.9 59 173
20 Louis C Camilleri Philip Morris Intl 30.085 - 103.3 56 -
21 Michael D Watford Ultra Petroleum 30.035 201.21 156.6 57 116
22 Howard D Schultz Starbucks 29.73 159.502 672.0 57 -
23 David C Novak Yum Brands 29.67 199.88 13.6 58 58
24 Kent J Thiry DaVita 29.515 126.09 15.3 55 63
25 David N Farr Emerson Electric 28.93 68.72 80.4 56 80
26 Alexander M Cutler Eaton 28.47 90.23 30.3 59 122
27 Howard Solomon Forest Labs 27.10 105.76 35.7 83 169
28 Leslie Moonves CBS 26.415 129.93 26.3 62 -
29 Richard C Adkerson Freeport Copper 25.295 179.10 172.8 64 55
30 William H Swanson Raytheon 24.885 97.77 41.9 62 149
31 Jeffery H Boyd Priceline.com 24.385 40.77 89.9 54 3
32 Louis R Chenevert United Technologies 23.97 60.452 27.7 53 -
33 Donald E Washkewicz Parker-Hannifin 23.88 66.31 54.5 60 96
34 Peter J Rose Expeditors Intl 23.63 66.96 55.2 68 26
35 George W Buckley 3M 23.22 55.55 12.2 64 -
36 John P Daane Altera 23.19 32.96 15.4 47 42
37 James R Young Union Pacific 23.06 49.71 82.5 59 -
38 Marshall O Larsen Goodrich 22.43 54.00 11.8 62 17
39 Robert J Hugin Celgene 22.395,6 - 33.9 56 -
40 David B Snow Jr Medco Health 22.19 87.10 17.2 56 36
41 Jay S Fishman Travelers Cos 22.035 58.58 26.9 58 -
42 Richard B Handler Jefferies Group 21.30 145.08 286.4 49 148
43 Randall L Stephenson AT&T 21.28 55.292 15.5 51 -
44 Michael A J Farrell Annaly Capital Managem 21.185 64.48 39.8 59 88
45 James A Skinner McDonald’s 20.71 75.07 24.3 66 22
46 Donald E Felsinger Sempra Energy 20.605 56.83 18.9 63 -
47 William R Berkley WR Berkley 20.355 200.03 738.8 65 132
48 Mark C Pigott Paccar 20.20 80.12 164.6 57 128
49 Stephen I Chazen Occidental Petroleum 20.136 - 202.3 64 -
50 Philippe P Dauman Viacom 19.94 64.57 15.6 57 -
51 Michael J Ward CSX 19.83 96.78 28.2 60 20
52 Keith D Nosbusch Rockwell Automation 19.69 32.49 32.6 60 100
53 Indra K Nooyi PepsiCo 19.63 56.50 15.2 55 -
54 John W Conway Crown Holdings 19.33 64.69 56.9 65 53
55 Laurence D Fink BlackRock 19.315 116.22 249.0 58 40
56 Ian M Cook Colgate-Palmolive 19.23 39.982 23.3 59 -
57 Daniel P Amos Aflac 19.17 133.89 276.6 59 97
58 Frederick W Smith FedEx 19.07 108.68 1,759.3 66 150
59 John F Coyne Western Digital 19.03 48.40 13.8 61 -
60 William R Johnson HJ Heinz 19.02 57.42 55.0 62 129
61 Michael T Fries Liberty Global 18.985 45.55 26.2 48 -
62 James M Cracchiolo Ameriprise Financial 18.83 62.92 14.6 53 -
63 Clayton M Jones Rockwell Collins 18.77 47.72 8.0 61 103
64 William C Weldon Johnson & Johnson 18.36 88.69 26.3 62 188
65 J Wayne Leonard Entergy 18.12 101.96 24.4 60 158
66 Christopher M Connor Sherwin-Williams 17.75 73.16 46.1 55 52
67 Timothy M Manganello BorgWarner 17.73 46.36 43.4 60 11
68 H Lawrence Culp Jr Danaher 17.72 197.88 61.6 48 94
69 Kenneth I Chenault American Express 17.44 95.19 43.5 59 193
70 G Steven Farris Apache 17.36 69.05 58.6 63 95
71 John D Finnegan Chubb 17.21 106.00 45.8 62 86
72 Robert A Eckert Mattel 16.91 53.87 9.6 56 108
73 Brian L Roberts Comcast 16.845 146.28 458.5 51 159
74 Wendell P Weeks Corning 16.76 69.50 10.5 51 -
75 Irene B Rosenfeld Kraft Foods 16.715 33.382 29.1 57 -
76 Frits D van Paasschen Starwood Hotels 16.66 25.012 11.2 49 -
77 John F Brock Coca-Cola Enterprises 16.59 27.96 4.4 62 -
78 Thomas M Ryan CVS Caremark 16.565 117.49 73.6 58 157
79 Aubrey K McClendon Chesapeake Energy 16.555 307.02 98.3 50 161
80 Robert L Parkinson Jr Baxter International 16.42 40.51 17.7 60 78
81 R David Yost AmerisourceBergen 16.37 44.65 56.9 64 30
82 Michael T Duke Wal-Mart Stores 16.275 - 36.8 60 -
83 James A C Kennedy T Rowe Price 15.97 54.73 163.6 58 -
84 Daniel J Starks St Jude Medical 15.955 82.92 311.9 57 -
85 Richard W Dreiling Dollar General 15.895 - 9.6 58 -
86 Miles D White Abbott Laboratories 15.51 117.50 61.5 56 187
87 James L Dolan Cablevision Systems 15.335 85.62 41.0 55 64
88 Jeffrey L Bewkes Time Warner 15.315 48.473 10.0 58 -
89 W Benjamin Moreland Crown Castle Intl 15.215 - 35.5 47 -
90 K Rupert Murdoch News Corp 15.20 107.85 5,325.8 80 178
91 Carol Bartz Yahoo 15.165 - 27.0 62 -
92 Mark Donegan Precision Castparts 15.10 87.17 31.8 53 15
93 William P Sullivan Agilent Technologies 14.92 53.68 14.0 62 89
94 Glenn M Renwick Progressive 14.81 44.10 70.9 55 110
95 Gale E Klappa Wisconsin Energy 14.75 35.94 6.4 60 47
96 Sanjay K Jha Motorola Moity 14.70 - 26.8 48 -
97 Mark G Parker NIKE 14.53 43.83 21.6 55 -
98 Robert J Stevens Lockheed Martin 14.47 120.77 32.3 59 143
99 Stephen A Roell Johnson Controls 14.27 43.582 28.0 61 -
100 Michael H Thaman Owens Corning 14.26 25.662 25.7 47 -
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