Highest Paid No. 2s

Why is BP a management basket case, while Apple shines? A powerful second in command. Peter Lauria on the 20 highest paid second fiddles—and why some make more than their boss.

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1 - Safra A. Catz

President

Oracle

Total Compensation: $42.4 million

Breakdown: Salary, $800,000; Total Bonus, $2.2 million; Options, $39.4 million; Other, $18,150

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2 - Stephen B. Burke

Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, President

Comcast

Total Compensation: $31 million

Breakdown: Salary, $2.3 million; Bonus, $9.6 million; Stock, $10 million; Options, $4.5 million; Other, $4.4 million

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3 - Thomas K. Montag

President, Global Banking and Markets

Bank of America

Total Compensation: $30 million

Breakdown: Salary, $586,540; Stock, $29.3 million; Other, $30,423

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4 - Thomas E. Dooley

Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Viacom

Total Compensation: $27 million

Breakdown: Salary $2 million; Bonus, $10 million; Stock, $10.2 million; Options, $4.8 million; Other , $11,998

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5 - Nikesh Arora

President, Global Sales Operations and Business Development

Google

Total Compensation: $24.5 million

Breakdown: Salary, $450,000; Bonus, $3.2 million; Stock, $15.7 million; Options, $4.6 million; Other, $478,611

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6 - Peter Chernin

President and Chief Operating Officer (left company effective June 30, 2009)

News Corp.

Total Compensation: $24.1 million

Breakdown: Salary, $8.1 million; Bonus, $5.4 million; Stock, $10.4 million; Other, $183,737

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7 - James R. Moffett

Chairman

Freeport McMoRan

Total Compensation: $20.3 million

Breakdown: Salary, $2.5 million; Bonus, $10 million; Options, $6.8 million; Other, $1.1 million

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8 - William Clay Ford, Jr.

Chairman

Ford Motor

Total Compensation: $16.2 million

Breakdown: Stock, $9.4 million; Options, $5.1 million; Other, $1.7 million

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9 - Sumner Redstone

Chairman

CBS

Total Compensation: $16.2 million

Breakdown: Salary, $1 million; Bonus, $7.5 million; Stock, $4.3 million; Options, $3.3 million; Other, $30,317

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10 - Brian Cornell

Executive Vice President, President and CEO, Sam’s Club

Walmart Stores

Total Compensation: $14.3 million

Breakdown: Salary, $668,500; Bonus, $1.3 million; Stock, $10.6 million; Other, $1.7 million

11 - David M. Carroll

Senior Executive Vice President, Wealth Management, Brokerage and Retirement

Wells Fargo

Total Compensation: $14.2 million

Breakdown: Salary, $700,000; Bonus, $11 million; Options, $2.5 million; Other, $32,800

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12 - Mark Grier

Vice Chairman

Prudential Financial

Total Compensation: $13.6 million

Breakdown: Salary, $883,000; Bonus, $8 million; Stock, $2.8 million; Options, $1.9 million; Other, $69,640

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13 - Stephen Chazen

President and Chief Financial Officer

Occidental Petroleum

Total Compensation: $13.5 million

Breakdown: Salary, $720,000; Bonus, $1.4 million; Stock, $11 million; Other, $309,270

14 - Joseph L. Hooley

President and Chief Operating Officer

State Street

Total Compensation: $13.4 million

Breakdown: Salary, $775,000; Bonus, $2.5 million; Stock, $10 million; Other, $143, 440

15 - Mark T. Bertolini

President

Aetna

Total Compensation: $12.6 million

Breakdown: Salary, $932, 400; Bonus, $612,000; Stock, $7.2 million; Options, $3.8 million; Other, $71,7000

16 - Edward P. Gilligan

Vice Chairman and Head of Global Consumer and Small Business Card Issuing, Network and Merchant Businesses

American Express

Total Compensation: $12.5 million

Breakdown: Salary, $862,000; Bonus, $5.6 million; Stock, $2.0 million; Options, $2.6 million; Other, $1.4 million

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17 - William S. Demchak

Senior Vice Chairman

PNC Financial Services

Total Compensation: $12 million

Breakdown: Salary, $2.3 million; Stock, $8 million; Options, $1.6 million; Other, $69,000

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18 - Michael Neal

Vice Chairman and Head of Capital Finance Business

General Electric

Total Compensation: $11.8 million

Breakdown: Salary, $1.8 million; Bonus, $2.9 million; Options, $6.9 million; Other, $270,000

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19 - Patrick Gelsinger

President and Chief Operating Officer, EMC Information Infrastructure Products

EMC

Total Compensation: $11.7 million

Breakdown: Salary, $182,300; Bonus, $500,000; Stock, $8.2 million; Options, $2.7 million; Other, $133,000

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20 - Wim Elfrink

Executive Vice President, Cisco Services and Chief Globalization Officer

Cisco Systems

Total Compensation: $11.6 million

Breakdown: Salary, $816,700; Bonus, $1 million; Stock, $7.9 million; Other, $2 million