Cash compensation: $6.1 million
Stock and options: $78.4 million
It's been a good past few months for Oracle's brash CEO: Ellison won the America's Cup sailing event in February, and the just-finalized proxy filings showed he took home more pay than any other U.S. CEO in 2009.
The software giant also had a big year in 2009, snatching up Sun Microsystems when a Sun takeover by rival IBM seemed all but certain. Sales and profits rose modestly, and Oracle's stock, which rose 33.2% in 2009, outpaced most of its chief competitors.
Most of Ellison's pay came in the form of stock option awards, which he has made use of recently: In 2008, Ellison exercised a stunning 36 million options, banking $543 million.
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