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We’re used to seeing lists of the top earners, right? So imagine our surprise when CNNMoney offered up a list of the 15 top CEO overachievers -- you know, the guys who on the books make little in salary but make up for it with bulging stock options -- and Apple’s own Steve Jobs makes the top of the list.
CNNMoney.com features a gallery of the 15 top CEO overachievers, asking the question: “Which Fortune 100 CEOs led their companies to outperform the S&P 500 last year -- and collected the lowest pay for their effort?”
At the top of the list -- with a total base salary of just one dollar -- is Apple CEO Steve Jobs, who led the company’s stock to outperform the S&P 500 from -9.2 percent to a whopping 63 percent. But don’t cry for Steve, the guy is making it up with stock options and other perks.
Among the other tech giants on the chart are Dell CEO Michael Dell at number four, with a $963,623 annual payday, Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer at number six with $1.3 million and Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos at number eight with $1.8 million.
While the majority of the other top spots are made up of bankers and non-tech businessmen such as the heads of Rite Aid and The Home Depot, at number 13 is Ingram Micro’s Gregory Spierkel with $7.9 million. Ingram Micro is one of the largest wholesalers of computers and electronics to retailers and even mail-order companies.
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