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Apple’s Steve Jobs, considered one of the “coolest” CEOs doesn’t even rank in the top 100 for CEO compensation.

With corporate profits at an all-time high, it's no surprise that chief executives are seeing an increase in their compensation.

But the total compensation packages of the highest paid CEOs may come as a bit of a shock.

Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman was the best paid chief executive in 2010. His total compensation was $84.3 million last year.

Other executives, though not quite as handsomely rewarded as Dauman, were still living large.

Executive Company Total Compensation
Larry Ellison Oracle $68.6 million
Leslie Moonves CBS $53.9 million
Martin Franklin Jarden $45.1 million
Michael White DIRECTV $32.6 million
John Lundgren Stanley Black & Decker $32.1 million
Richard Adkerson Freeport-McMoRan $30.6 million
Robert Iger Disney $27.2 million

* Source: The Wall Street Journal

With profits and compensation running at such high levels, you might expect that these companies were also spreading the wealth to their shareholders. But Viacom, home to the highest paid CEO in 2010, only pays a 1% dividend!

In fact, of the companies on the top 5 list for best-paid CEO's, CBS pays the biggest dividend -- a paltry 1.5%. Jarden pays just 1%. Oracle doles out a token 0.7% dividend to its shareholders. DirecTV doesn't even bother to pay a dividend.

Of course, there are some companies who really do spread the wealth to their shareholders with dividends like 7%, 8.5% and 10.8%.

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Posted 05-11-2011 4:07 PM by Ian Wyatt
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