Apple CEO’s 2011 Package: $378M

Note to employers: a compensation package like this will most likely keep your employee happy. Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, will receive $378 million worth of compensation for last year, the majority of which is from restricted shares. Cook’s salary in 2011 was only $900,000, but he’s set to get $376.2 million in shares that will be cashed in over the next 10 years. The stocks were given to him so he wouldn’t pursue another job. Though Steve Jobs had 5.5 million shares of the company when he died, his annual compensation was only $1.