Liao, who co-founded the German-based social network Xing, joined SOS Ventures last year to focus on discovering and financing Internet and social media companies. He's invested in companies like the Web site Silicon Republic and the online teach materials site Teachable. Recent memorable Tweet: "All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to criticism."
Apple's Tim Cook tops the list, with a whopping $378 million in total compensation. See who else earned big in 2011.
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