Company: Boston Scientific
Cash compensation: $4 million
Stock and options: $29.4 million
The medical supplies company CEO had a base salary of just under $600,000 -- the lowest on the list -- after taking the company's reins in July. But he still managed to place second on this list by taking home $14.2 million in stock awards and $15.2 million in stock options.
Boston Scientific returned to profitability in the third quarter last year, but still managed to lose $1 billion over the course of the year. In October, the company slashed its outlook, expecting demand for its products to erode in 2010. The company's stock trailed its competitors' but still managed to rise 14%, despite its disappointing forecast and financials.
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