Highest paid
These are the 20 highest-paid Fortune 1000 company executives under age 40; only 2 of them made the main 40 under 40 list.
Highest paid rank Name Company 2008 Total
1 Matt Maddox Wynn Resorts $17,664,126
2 James R. Murdoch News Corp. $10,149,601
3 George L. "Mike" Mikan III UnitedHealth Group $6,728,856
4 W. Robert Berkeley, Jr. W.R. Berkeley $6,629,104
5 Jonathan Z. Cohen Atlas Energy $4,292,150
6 Wayne S. Deveydt WellPoint $4,132,763
7 Christa Davies Aon $3,837,932
8 Keith A. Meister Icahn Enterprises $3,002,002
9 Javier Rodriguez DaVita $2,635,828
10 Paul S. Amos II AFLAC $2,409,042
11 Charles F. Kessler Abercrombie & Fitch $2,315,584
12 Zane C. Rowe Continental Airlines $2,129,501
13 Brent K. Whittington Windstream $2,050,031
14 Christine M. Beauchamp AnnTaylor Stores $1,826,128
15 Jason Garner Live Nation $1,570,561
16 Todd M. Fruchterman Kinetic Concepts $1,563,712
17 Holli C. Nichols Dynegy $1,519,549
18 Theresa E. Wagler Steel Dynamics $1,466,368
19 Naresh Kumra Belden $1,447,867
20 Jonathan W. Thayer Constellation Energy $1,428,173
From the Nov. 9, 2009 issue
Source: Equilar Inc.
* Total compensation includes actual salary received, 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., chart by looking at Fortune 1000 companies with fiscal year ends ranging from July 2008 to June 2009 that filed proxies by October 5, 2009.
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