2. Richard M. Bracken: $38.6 million
richard bracken hca
Company: HCA (HCA)
Cash compensation: $26.7 million
Stock and options: $11.8 million
Change in total pay (1 year): N.A.

Source: Equilar Inc.

Because Mr. Bracken received a special dividend that dramatically changed his 2012 pay, an annual pay change wasn't calculated.

Total compensation is calculated as the sum of base salary, discretionary and performance-based cash bonuses, the grant-date fair value for stock and option awards during the fiscal year, and other compensation like benefits and perks. Total stock return represents the total shareholder return for their company's stock over the fiscal year. It includes dividends and accounts for stock splits. Equilar, an executive compensation research firm, looked at CEOs at public U.S. companies with at least $5 billion in revenues. Pay data based on companies' fiscal year end of Dec. 2012 unless otherwise noted.
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