The 20 highest-paid executives under 40

Which young executives at public companies brought home the most bacon this year? And, exactly how much bacon are we talking about?

1. Mike Schroepfer
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Age: 36
Executive title: VP, engineering
Company: Facebook (FB)
2011 total compensation: $24,804,472


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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