When Duke Energy bought Progress Energy, its board tapped Progress's chief, Bill Johnson to serve as CEO. Less than a week into his service, they dumped him, but Johnson still stands to receive up to $44.4 million in severance pay.
Want to make an easy $6.6 million at Best Buy? Get hired as CEO, then have an inappropriate relationship with an employee. Because as Brian Dunn has shown, getting booted for a shady affair won't cost you your big golden parachute.