Tom Leighton

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  • Title: CEO, Akamai Technologies
  • Salary: $1
  • Bonus: $2
  • Stock, options, other compensation: $7.6 million
  • Total pay: $7.6 million

Leighton, who co-founded Akamai in 1998, became CEO in 2013. On top of the $1 salary, he gets hefty stock and options awards. He also owns about 2% of the company's stock -- almost $220 million worth at today's stock price.

And what's up with that $2 bonus? Akamai typically awards bonuses that are 150% of executives' base salary. So that $1.50 got rounded up. Hope he didn't spend it all in one place. -K.L.

First published September 15, 2014: 6:26 PM ET

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