2008 Total compensation*: $2.41 million
As the grandson of one of AFLAC's founders and son of its current CEO, Amos helped the insurance giant best known for its quacking duck mascot reach sales of $16.6 billion last year.
He's responsible for masterminding AFLAC's recent acquisition of Continental American Insurance Co. for $100 million -- the first time in 54 years AFLAC has bought another insurance company.
Source: Equilar Inc.
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Note: To be eligible for the 20 highest paid list, candidates had to be 39 or younger on Nov. 1, 2009.