Tim Cook: $59.1 million
Tim Cook: $59.1 million
Company: Apple
Cash compensation: $6.7 million
Stock and options: $52.3 million

Apple's new CEO got a big fat bonus last year for running the day-to-day operations of the company while Steve Jobs was on medical leave two years ago.

In addition to his $800,000 salary and $900,000 bonus, Cook took home an additional $5 million bonus "in recognition of his outstanding performance" for stepping in for Jobs. He also received $52 million worth of Apple stock as a thank you, after receiving no stock compensation the year before.

He was a busy man while stepping in for the CEO, so Cook also took home $40,000 as compensation for accrued and unused vacation time.

Cook once again took over for Jobs early this year and became the company's permanent CEO in August. That scored him another windfall: A stock grant of 1 million shares. Valued at around $400 million, the grant will only pay out in full if Cook sticks with Apple for a decade.


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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