Our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy have changed.

By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to the new Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

3 of 10
BACKNEXT
3. Robert Iger, CEO of Walt Disney Co.
Total compensation: $51.1 million

2008 salary: $2 million
Bonus: $14 million
Perks: $773,090
Stock grants: $5.9 million
Stock options: $28.4 million

Since taking over Disney's top spot in 2005, Iger has been reshaping the business, snapping up Pixar Films and burnishing the company's franchises. But as the recession takes its toll on consumer spending, Disney is also feeling the pinch: Its shares are trading at their lowest levels in six years.

NEXT: 4. Kenneth Chenault, CEO of American Express

Last updated April 06 2009: 1:16 PM ET
More Galleries
This Indian university cranks out top-tier tech execs Many graduates from the Indian Institute of Technology have gone on to start and lead global tech companies. Here are a few of the most notable alums. More
Most valuable American car up for auction Carroll Shelby's own very first Shelby Cobra will be sold in August. It's almost certain to be the most valuable American car ever sold. More
Kilts business wants to end "tyranny of trousers" for men Utilikilts founder Steven Villegas wants utility kilts to replace pants as mainstream menswear. More

Special Offer