4. Ken Chenault: $16.3 million
Ken Chenault: $16.3 million
Bank: American Express (AXP)
Cash compensation: $5.0 million
Stock and options: $11.2 million
Total compensation 1-yr. change: -2.2%

Source: Equilar, Inc.

Total compensation is calculated as the sum of base salary, discretionary and performance-based cash bonuses, the grant-date fair value for stock and option awards during the fiscal year. Cash compensation includes salary, bonus and other compensation like benefits and perks. Equilar, an executive compensation research firm, looked only at CEOs of financial companies at the top 199 largest public U.S. companies as measured by revenue. Pay data based on companies' fiscal year end of Dec. 2010.Cash compensation and salary and bonus may not add up exactly to total compensation due to rounding.
Last updated September 26 2011: 6:21 AM ET
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