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2009's Highest Earning Chief Executives
Who are the faces behind 15 of 2009's biggest paychecks?
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The Faces Behind the Numbers

$409,906,257—that’s how much 15 of the highest compensated chief executives earned in the 2009 fiscal year. A lot of zeros—yes, but still more than a $150 million drop from last year’s $568,916,025. This year, the highest earner, Lawrence J. Ellison received a total compensation of $84,501,759—the same figure that earned him the number two spot on last year’s list of highest compensated CEOs--but still roughly a $20 million drop from last year’s top spot, which went to Sanja K. Jha of Motorola, who brought home a lump sum of, $104,445,529. The findings are the product of Equilar, a California-based, executive-compensation research firm. So who are the faces behind this year’s biggest paychecks?
Click through the following slides to find out.

Lawrence J. Ellison

Age: 65
Education: University of Chicago (Drop Out)
Company: Oracle (ORCL)
*Total Compensation: $84,501,759
Number of Years as CEO: 33
*Source: Equilar
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J. Raymond Elliott

Age: 60
Education: BA University of Western Ontario
Company: Boston Scientific (BSX)
*Total Compensation:
$33,370,458
Number of Years as CEO:
Less than 1
*Source: Equilar
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Ray R. Irani

Age: 75
Education:
BS American University of Beirut, PhD University of Southern California
Company:
 Occidental Petroleum (OXY)
*Total Compensation: $31,401,356
Number Of Years as CEO:
20
*Source: Equilar
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Mark V. Hurd

Age: 53
Education: BA Baylor University
Company: Hewlett-Packard (HPQ)
*Total Compensation: $24,201,448
Number of Years as CEO: 4
*Source: Equilar
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James T. Hackett

Age: 56
Education:
Company: Anadarko Petroleum (APC)
*Total Compensation: $23,510,401
Number of Years as CEO: 7
*Source: Equilar
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Alan G. Lafley

Age: 62
Education: B.A. Hamilton College, M.B.A. Harvard University
Company:Procter & Gamble (PG)
*Total Compensation: $23,473,625
Number of Years at CEO: 7, Retired
*Source: Equilar
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William C. Weldon

Age: 61
Education: BA Quinnipiac
Company: Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)
*Total Compensation: $22,830,834
Number of Years as CEO: 8
*Source: Equilar
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Miles D. White

Age: 55
Education: BA and MBA Stanford University
Company: Abbott Laboratories (ABT)
*Total Compensation: $21,927,989
Number of Years as CEO: 12
*Source: Equilar
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Robert A. Iger

Age: 59
Education: BS Ithaca College
Company: Walt Disney (DIS)
*Total Compensation: 21,578,471
Number of Years as CEO: 5
*Source: Equilar
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Samuel J. Palmisano

Age: 58
Education: BA Johns Hopkins University
Company: I.B.M. (IBM)
*Total Compensation: $21,159,289
Number of Years as CEO: 8
*Source: Equilar
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Robert J. Stevens

Age: 58
Education: BA Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, MS Polytechnic University of New York, MBA Columbia University
Company: Lockheed Martin (LMT)
*Total Compensation: $20,473,451
Number of Years as CEO: 6
*Source: Equilar
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Randall L. Stephenson

Age: 49
Education: BS University of Central Oklahoma, MBA University of Oklahoma
Company: AT&T (T)
*Total Compensation: $20,240,457
Number of Years as CEO: 3
*Source: Equilar
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Jeffrey L. Bewkes

Age: 57
Education:
BA Yale University, MBA Stanford University
Company:
 Time Warner (TWX)
*Total Compensation:
$19,377,714
Number of Years as CEO:
2
*Source: Equilar
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John G. Stumpf

Age: 57
Education:
BS Saint Cloud State University, MBA University of Minnesota
Company: Wells Fargo (WFC)
*Total Compensation:
$18,756,172
Number of Years as CEO:
3
*Source: Equilar
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2009's Highest Earning Chief Executives

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