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Oracle's Larry Ellison Takes the CEO Cake

Larry Ellison (pictured) of Oracle (ORCL) tops the Wall Street Journal's new list of the twenty-five highest-paid CEOs of the last decade. Ellison's total compensation over the last ten years, including salary, bonus, stock and stock option grants, was $1.84 billion.

Oracle's Larry Ellison Is Highest-Paid CEO of 2009

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.

Median CEO Pay $7 Million

An analysis of the compensation of the CEOs of America's top 200 companies shows their median compensation was $6.95 million.

Does AIG's new CEO deserve $7 million?

Does anyone who can't send a baseball into orbit, create the next hit YouTube video or cure cancer "deserve" to be paid $7 million ? I am not sure.

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