The average CEO of an S&P 500 company brings home almost $13 million -- but some earn much more. The AP's list of the 10 highest-paid CEOs highlights where the biggest paychecks went -- and what America's companies got in return.
Profits at big U.S. companies broke records last year, and so did pay for CEOs. The head of a typical public company made $9.6 million in 2011, according to an analysis by the AP using data from Equilar, an executive pay research firm.
The Wire creator David Simon is a former newspaper reporter, very old school. He's finally warming up to the Internet, even hoping viewers will use Google searches to decipher the culture of an old New Orleans neighborhood, the setting for his new HBO series called "Treme."