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Highest paid
Name Company 2010 Total
Rank on
Power 50
Safra A. Catz Oracle Corp. $42,095,887 11
Wellington J. Denahan-Norris Annaly Capital Management, Inc. $23,634,800 --
Carol Meyrowitz TJX Companies, Inc. $19,252,740 --
Susan M. Ivey Reynolds American, Inc. $16,823,900 --
Marina Armstrong Gymboree Corp. $16,426,365 --
Shona L. Brown Google, Inc. $16,268,742 --
Martine Rothblatt United Therapeutics Corp. $16,094,652 --
Ina R. Drew JPMorgan Chase & Co. $15,545,000 --
Indra K. Nooyi PepsiCo, Inc. $14,032,298 2
Laura J. Alber Williams-Sonoma, Inc. $13,555,412 --
Irene B. Rosenfeld Kraft Foods, Inc. $13,475,794 1
Angela F. Braly WellPoint, Inc. $13,449,840 5
Mindy F. Grossman HSN, Inc. $12,147,556 --
Carol A. Bartz Yahoo!, Inc. $11,946,834 --
Brenda C. Barnes Sara Lee Corp. $11,535,352 --
Lynn L. Elsenhans Sunoco, Inc. $11,526,041 35
Ruth Porat Morgan Stanley $11,367,440 --
Ellen J. Kullman DuPont $11,321,316 4
Patricia A. Woertz Archer Daniels Midland Co. $11,030,280 3
Teresa A. Taylor Qwest Communications International, Inc. $10,685,565 --
Ursula M. Burns Xerox Corp. $10,634,850 8
Katherine L. Krill ANN, Inc. $10,299,061 --
Jackwyn L. Nemerov Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. $10,133,124 --
Kathleen L. Quirk Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold, Inc. $9,992,798 --
Beverly B. Wallace HCA Holdings, Inc. $9,939,669 --
From the October 17, 2011 issue
Source: Equilar Inc.
Total compensation includes annualized base salary, 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., prepared the chart by looking at companies with more than $1 billion in revenues that filed proxies by Aug. 15.
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Name 2010 total compensation
Safra A. Catz $42 million
Wellington J. Denahan-Norris $23.6 million
Carol Meyrowitz $19.2 million
Name Rank
Cynthia Carroll 1
Gail Kelly 2
Marjorie Scardino 3
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