Including salary, bonuses, stock and options, these public company CEOs took home pay packages last year worth up to $104 million.
2008 salary: $484,615
Stock grants: $36 million
Stock options: $67.5 million
Sanjay Jha joined Motorola in August, lured away from rival Qualcomm to try to shore up Motorola's struggling mobile phone business. Since then, the company has run through several rounds of job cuts as it prepares for a spin-off of its handset division.
Jha's co-CEO at Motorola, Gregory Brown, had a 2008 pay package that totaled $24.2 million. But both men will see their salaries shrink in 2009: As Motorola froze employee salaries and retirement-plan contributions in December, its CEOs said they would cut their own salaries by 25%.
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Stock and option award values are taken from the Grants of Plan-Based Awards table in each company's proxy filing. Whenever grant-date values are not provided, Equilar values these grants using widely accepted methodologies. In the case of options, the Black-Scholes method is used.
Grant-date values represent an estimate of the value of new stock and option awards. Although companies disclose these values, there is no guarantee that executives will actually realize these amounts. They may earn more or less, depending on the movement of stock prices.