2. James R. Murdoch
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Age: 39
Executive title: Deputy COO and chairman and CEO, international
Company: News Corp. (NWSA, Fortune 500)
2011 total compensation: $13,576,072


Source: Equilar, Inc. Total compensation includes 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 City, Calif., prepared the chart by looking at companies in the Fortune 1000 that filed proxies by Sep. 4.
- Last updated October 15 2012 10:08 AM ET
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