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8. Miles White: $21.9 million
Miles White: $21.9 million
Company: Abbott Laboratories
Cash compensation: $6.5 million
Stock and options: $15.4 million

Believe it or not, this year's sweet numbers constitute a paycut for White, who made $25 million in 2008 and $29 million in 2007, thanks to big stock option grants. But not all his numbers are falling: The company's cost of providing security for White surged 67% in 2009, to $300,193.

Source: Equilar Inc.

NEXT: Bob Iger: $21.6 million
Last updated April 06 2010: 4:17 PM ET
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Note: Total compensation includes actual salary received, discretionary and performance-based bonus payouts, the grant-date fair value of new stock and option awards and other compensation. If relevant, other compensation includes severance payments. Equilar, an executive compensation research firm, looked at 200 CEOs at the 199 largest companies (Motorola has co-CEOs) that filed their 2009 proxies as of March 26, 2010. All companies have revenue greater than $5.7 Billion. The list includes companies with fiscal year-ends spanning from May 31, 2009 to January 31, 2010.
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