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7. Marc Benioff, $243.8 million
Marc Benioff, $243.8 million
CEO, Salesforce.com (CRM)
No. of shares sold: 2.5 million
Price: $61.28 - $149.27
When: 252 sales during the year
Sold for: $243.8 million

Source: Equilar Inc.

NEXT: Steve Wynn, $103.3 million
Last updated April 06 2011: 3:08 PM ET
Source: Equilar Inc., an executive compensation research firm in Redwood City, Calif.

Methodology: Equilar looked at more than 7,000 officers and directors of public companies who sold stock in 2010, according to Form 4 filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. "Sold for" amounts represent the total value of stock sold, minus any amount spent to acquire the shares (e.g. exercising options), from January 1 to December 31, 2010. Some sales made under prearranged 10b5-1 trading plans.

* May have purchased some shares on his own.

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