9 top executives with $1 salaries

CEO Meg Whitman makes just a $1 salary, but when stock, options, and other goodies are included, her total pay last year was a hefty $15 million. Contrast that with, say, Whole Foods' John Mackey: His total pay was just over $69,000.

Carl Icahn, Icahn Enterprises

one million salary carl icahn
  • Title: CEO
  • Salary: $1
  • Stock, options, other pay: $147,559
  • Total pay: $147,560

Netflix, Herbalife, Dell -- the billionaire activist investor has been on a tear lately. But while Icahn battles corporate boards, he's pretty mellow about his own paycheck. He cut his salary to $1 in 2011. Most of his other pay is for medical and dental benefits, and his use of a company plane.

Total compensation is calculated as the sum of base salary, discretionary and performance-based cash bonuses, the grant-date fair value of stock and option awards during the fiscal year, and other compensation like benefits and perks. Equilar, an executive compensation research firm, looked at top executives of companies with more than $1 billion in revenue that filed a proxy statement as of June 30, 2013. Pay data based on companies' fiscal year 2012.
See more on Carl Icahn from Equilar.
  @CNNMoney - Last updated August 06 2013 06:07 AM ET

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