Highest paid
These are the 20 highest-paid Fortune 1000 company executives under age 40; only 3 of them made the main 40 under 40 list.
Highest paid rank Name Age Company 2009 Total
compensation
1Matt Maddox35Wynn Resorts$15.03 million
2James R. Murdoch37News Corp.$8.84 million
3G. Mike Mikan39UnitedHealth Group$5.76 million
4James P. Fortescue36Annaly Capital Management$5.59 million
5Keith A. Meister37Icahn Enterprises$5.32 million
6Wilford H. Fuller39Lincoln National$4.97 million
7Christa Davies39Aon Corp.$3.82 million
8Adam J. Greenlee36Silgan Holdings$3.41 million
9Peter Leav39NCR Corp.$3.06 million
10Jonathan W. Thayer39Constellation Energy$2.87 million
11Jonathan Z. Cohen39Atlas Energy$2.77 million
12W. Robert Berkley, Jr.37W.R. Berkley$2.70 million
13Jason Garner37Live Nation$2.66 million
14Charles F. Kessler38Abercrombie & Fitch$2.36 million
15Brian L. Swartz36Apollo Group$2.35 million
16Paul S.
Amos II
35Aflac$2.14 million
17Jay A. Brown37Crown Castle International$2.11 million
18Mauricio Gutierrez39NRG Energy$2.07 million
19Travis Smith37Jo-Ann Stores$2.06 million
20Libby Wadle37J. Crew $2.06 million
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