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
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
Sports teams want you back in the stadium Stadium attendance is down so pro sports teams are using technology to win back fans and get them in their seats. More
Homes in these ZIP codes are selling like crazy Strong job growth, growing interest from Millennials and affordable home prices are attracting home buyers to these cities. More
Working class whites & the government: It's complicated These Clearfield, Pennsylvania, residents are mad at D.C., but want more help. More

Special Offer