Cash compensation: $17.6 million
Stock and options: $6.6 million
Unlike most members of this list, most of Hurd's pay came in the form of a cash bonus, which totaled $15.8 million in 2009. Still, his pay fell more than 29% last year, as his salary and bonus were slashed. At the helm of the world's largest tech company, Hurd oversaw even more growth at HP in 2009, when his company agreed to buy networking company 3Com in November. HP recovered from a lingering PC sales slump by cutting costs and jobs, and posted impressive earnings results and an improved outlook by the end of the year. Shares rose nearly 40%, matching its peers.
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