Larry Ellison of Oracle tops The Wall Street Journal's new list of the 25 highest-paid CEOs of the last decade. Ellison's total compensation over the last 10 years, including salary, bonus, stock and stock option grants, was $1.84 billion.
It may not be big money by hedge-fund compensation standards, but billionaire Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle, topped the rankings of the highest-paid CEOs for 2009 with $84.5 million in total compensation, significantly more than the No. 2 executive on the list.
An analysis of the compensation of the CEOs of America's top 200 companies shows their median compensation was $6.95 million.