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.

James Truchard, National Instruments

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  • Title: CEO
  • Salary: $1
  • Total pay: $1

The National Instruments co-founder's paycheck has been just a buck the past 2 years -- he takes no bonus or other awards. That's down a bit from 2010, when his salary and other pay totaled just under $200,000. But he's the company's largest shareholder, with almost 20% of its shares as of mid-May. At today's prices, that's worth more than $600 million.

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.
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  @CNNMoney - Last updated August 06 2013 06:07 AM ET

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