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CEO Bonuses Bounce Back

At least executive bonuses made a speedy recovery from the financial crisis. CEO bonuses at 50 major corporations rose a median of 30.5 percent, the biggest gain in at least three years. Disney’s Robert Iger did especially well for himself, earning $13.5 million for the year, 45.4 percent more than last year. Shareholder return had gone up 24 percent. Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz got $3.5 million, his largest bonus ever. A few CEOs, like Jabil Circuit's Timothy Main, got record bonuses while their shareholders lost money. Jabil posted a profit after losing money the previous year, but shareholder returns went down 4.3 percent. Main got a $2.9 million bonus.