ceo compensation

The Highest-Paid CEOs in Banking

J.P. Morgan Chase's Jamie Dimon made $18.7 million last year, putting him fourth on the list of highest-paid chiefs in banking. Which CEOs made even more?

Are CEOs Worth the High Salaries and Big Bonuses?

CEO bonuses rose 30.5% in the past year, but are the heads of large U.S. firms really earning their hefty compensation packages by creating increased profits and shareholder value? A closer look reveals wide disparities: There are some Bargain CEOs, but also some Hogs and Value Destroyers.

CEO Departures in November Fall to Year's Lowest Level

Though the job market remains challenging, for one group, the labor market was at its steadiest of the year last month. The number of chief executives departing their jobs fell to 79 in November, the lowest monthly number of 2010, according to job-services firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas.

Private College Presidents Rake in Millions of Dollars

Bernard Lander, founder of Touro College, received compensation of more than $4 million in 2008, making him the top-paid private college president that year. Touro trustees awarded the money to Lander after deciding he had been underpaid during his tenure as president, The Chronicle of Higher Education reported. Lander died in February, aged 94.

Is Yahoo's Carol Bartz the Most Overpaid CEO?

Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz has been praised for her blunt, foul-mouthed management style. But with shares of the company down more than 14% this year, her $39 million pay package is a little hard to swallow.

Why Stock Buybacks Are a Waste of Shareholder Resources

So far in 2010, U.S. companies have announced stock buybacks totaling more than five times as much as they had at this time last year. But evidence suggests that such buybacks a more likely to be money losing propositions -- except for the CEOs whose bonuses they artificially inflate.

Microsoft CEO Ballmer's Bonus Hurt by Kin Failure

The tech giant's board gave Steve Ballmer high marks for the move into cloud computing and the successful releases of several server and enterprise software products. But his bonus took a hit due to the unsuccessful launch of the Kin handset.

Hurd's Salary as Oracle President: $950,000

Mark Hurd will receive an annual salary of $950,000 and a bonus of as much as $10 million for fiscal 2011 in his new position as president of Oracle (ORCL), according to a regulatory filing. Hurd, who resigned as CEO of Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) last month over allegations of falsified expense claims, will also have the option to buy 10 million shares in Oracle, and a further 5 million shares in each of the next five years.

Occidental CEO's Bloated Pay Prompts Shareholder Fight

Two large institutional investors are none too happy about the $50 million Occidental Petroleum's CEO made last year, so Relational Investors and CalSTRS are launching a fight to take over four of 13 seats on the oil and gas company's board.

CEOs continue to rake in the cash

If your dwindling paycheck has you feeling a bit gloomy these days as you struggle to make ends meet, you can always take comfort in knowing that...