Oracle Corp. (Nasdaq: ORCL)’s Larry Ellison was the highest-paid CEO in the U.S. last year, according to a list compiled by Equilar, an executive compensation data firm, and released by The New York Times.
Ellison, 68, raked in $96.2 million, according to the Highest Paid CEO’s list, which accounts for salary, perks and bonuses ($3.9 million) and stock options valued at $90.7 million, the newspaper reports.
Ranking second on the list with $38.6 million was Richard Bracken of HCA Holdings Inc. (HCA), while Walt Disney Co. (Nasdaq: DIS)’s Robert Iger followed with a 2012 salary of $37.1 million.
Nike Inc.’s Mark Parker was fourth this year with $35.2 million, followed by Viacom Inc. (Nasdaq: VIA)’s Philippe Dauman with $33.4 million. EBay Inc. (Nasdaq: EBAY)’s John Donahoe was sixth with $29.7 million, according to the Times.
Seventh through 10th, respectively, were Howard Schultz, Starbucks Corp. (Nasdaq: SBUX), $28.9 million; Stephen Chazen, Occidental Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: OXY), $28.5 million; Kenneth Chenault, American Express Co. (NYSE: AXP), $28 million; and Louis Camilleri, Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE: PM), $24.7 million.
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The Times reports that Equilar’s list covered executives at public companies with annual revenue of more than $5 billion that had filed proxy statements by March 29.