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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.

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