Larry Ellison: $77.6 million
Larry Ellison: $77.6 million
Company: Oracle
Cash compensation: $13.3 million
Stock and options: $62.7 million

Oracle's CEO managed an astonishing trick: He tops both the highest-paid and lowest-paid tech executives list. His salary is just $1 a year, but his other compensation -- a $13.3 million cash bonus this year and $62.7 million in stock options -- is among the highest for a top executive in any industry.

Also included in Ellison's compensation is $1.5 million worth of home security technology and staff. In a regulatory filing, Oracle says it requires extraordinary security measures for its CEO "because of the importance of Mr. Ellison to Oracle."

Though Ellison paid for the installation and maintenance of the security equipment, Oracle takes care of the annual costs of Ellison's security detail.

In other words, don't mess with Larry.


Source: Equilar Inc.
Note: Total compensation includes annualized base salary, 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 Inc., an executive compensation research firm in Redwood Shores, Calif., prepared the data by looking at companies with more than $1 billion in revenues that filed proxies by Sept. 30, 2011.
Last updated November 10 2011: 6:44 AM ET
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