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10. A.G. Lafley, CEO of Procter & Gamble
Total compensation: $25.6 million

2008 salary: $1.7 million
Bonus: $4.6 million
Perks: $343,791
Stock grants: $11.2 million
Stock options: $7.8 million

Recessions are nothing new for Procter & Gamble: The consumer goods giant was born in the midst of one, the Panic of 1837. The company's shares took a beating this year, though, and it has struggled to meet earnings expectations as consumers pull back on spending. While Lafley's pay package was enough to put him in the top-10 pantheon, his total compensation was down 5% from the prior year, according to Equilar's calculations.

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