President and CEOFreeport McMoRan Copper & Gold (FCX)
2008 Total compensation: $72.3 million
* Adkerson declined a bonus for the 2008 fiscal year.
Source: Equilar Inc.
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Last updated September 10 2009: 3:34 PM ET
Note: Total compensation includes annualized 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 Shores, Calif., prepared the chart by looking at companies with more than $1 billion in revenues that filed proxies by Aug. 15.