These Are the 100 Highest-Paid CEOs in Business Today

The New York Times
has
published a list
of the 100 highest-paid CEOS at U.S. public companies in 2012.
OracleORCL
chief executive Larry Ellison is far and away the highest paid CEO on the list, as his $96.2 million in 2012 compensation dwarfs every other member on the list. The top ten features several major increases in pay, but none larger in proportion or net amount than
NikeNKE
head Mark Parker, whose pay increased from $11 million to $35.2 million since 2011, a rise of 219 percent.
MotorolaMSI
CEO Gregory Brown took the largest pay-cut, earning $19 million, or 65 percent, less than he did the year in 2011. How much money did your favorite and least favorite CEOs take home last year? Find out in our list below:

1. Larry Ellison
Company:
Oracle
2012 Compensation: $96.2 million Year-to-year Change: +24% Photo: YouTube



2. Richard Bracken
Company:
HCA Holdings Inc.HCA
2012 Compensation: $38.6 million Year-to-year Change: +24% Photo: YouTube


3. Robert Iger
Company:
Walt Disney Co.DIS
2012 Compensation: $37.1 million Year-to-year Change: +N/A Photo: YouTube


4. Mark Parker
Company:
Nike Inc.
2012 Compensation: $35.2 million Year-to-year Change: +219% Photo: YouTube


5. Philippe Dauman
Company:
Viacom Inc.VIAB
2012 Compensation: $33.4 million Year-to-year Change: -22% Photo: YouTube


6. John Donahoe
Company:
eBay Inc.EBAY
2012 Compensation: $29.7 million Year-to-year Change: +81% Photo: YouTube


7. Howard Schultz
Company:
Starbucks Corp.SBUX
2012 Compensation: $28.9 million Year-to-year Change: +80% Photo: YouTube
8. Stephen Chazen
Company:
Occidental Petroleum Corp.OXY
2012 Compensation:$28.5 million Year-to-year Change: N/A
9. Kenneth Chenault
Company:
American Express Co.AXP
2012 Compensation: $28 million Year-to-year Change: +25%
10. Louis Camilleri
Company:
Phillip Morris International Inc.PM
2012 Compensation: $24.7 million Year-to-year Change: +23%
11. Robert J. Stevens
Company:
Lockheed MartinLMT
2012 Compensation: $23.8 million Year-to-year Change: +16%
12. Richard D. Fairbank
Company:
Capital One FinancialCOF
2012 Compensation: $22.6 million Year-to-year Change: +21%
13. Rupert Murdoch
Company:
News Corp.NWS
2012 Compensation: $22.4 million Year-to-year Change: -24%
14. Louis Chenevert
Company:
United TechnologiesUTX
2012 Compensation: $21.8 million Year-to-year Change: -5%
15. Muhtak Kent
Company:
Coca-ColaKO
2012 Compensation: $21.6 million Year-to-year Change: +2%
16. W. James McNerney Jr.
Company:
BoeingBA
2012 Compensation: $21.1 million Year-to-year Change: +15%
17. Randall L. Stephenson
Company: AT&T
T
2012 Compensation: $21 million Year-to-year Change: +12%
18. Alan R. Mulally
Company:
Ford MotorF
2012 Compensation: $21 million Year-to-year Change: -29%
19. Paul E. Jacobs
Company:
QualcommQCOM
2012 Compensation: $20.7 million Year-to-year Change: -5%
20. Jeffrey R. Immelt
Company:
General ElectricGE
2012 Compensation: $20.5 million Year-to-year Change: +12%
21. David E.I. Pyott
Company:
AllerganAGN
2012 Compensation: $19.4 million Year-to-year Change: +62%
22. John G. Stumpf
Company:
Wells FargoWFC
2012 Compensation: $19.3 million Year-to-year Change: +8%
23. Miles D. White
Company:
Abbott LaboratoriesABT
2012 Compensation: $19 million Year-to-year Change: +2%
24. Ian C. Read
Company:
PfizerPFE
2012 Compensation: $18.5 million Year-to-year Change: +2%
25. Larry J. Merlo
Company:
CVS CaremarkCVS
2012 Compensation: $18.1 million Year-to-year Change: N/A
26. Robert A. Walker
Company:
Anadarko PetroleumAPC
2012 Compensation: $18.1 million Year-to-year Change: N/A
27. Jay L. Johnson
Company:
General DynamicsGD
2012 Compensation: $18 million Year-to-year Change: +12%
28. Michael D. White
Company:
DIRECTVDTV
2012 Compensation: $17.9 million Year-to-year Change: +$212%
29. Stephen A. Wynn
Company:
Wynn ResortsWYNN
2012 Compensation: $17.7 million Year-to-year Change: +8%
30. John F. Coyne
Company:
Western DigitalWDC
2012 Compensation: $17.2 million Year-to-year Change: +146%
31. Samuel R. Allen
Company:
Deere & CompanyDE
2012 Compensation: $17.1 million Year-to-year Change: +3%
32. Andrew N. Liveris
Company:
Dow ChemicalDOW
2012 Compensation: $16.8 million Year-to-year Change: +8%
33. Mark G. Papa
Company:
EOG ResourcesEOG
2012 Compensation: $16.7 million Year-to-year Change: +13%
34. Ryan M. Lance
Company:
ConocoPhillipsCOP
2012 Compensation: $16.7 million Year-to-year Change: N/A
35. Brian Duperreault
Company:
Marsh & McLennanMMC
2012 Compensation: $16.7 million Year-to-year Change: +17%
36. Joseph M. Tucci
Company:
EMCEMC
2012 Compensation: $13.2 million Year-to-year Change: +25%
37. John C. Plant
Company:
TRW AutomotiveTRW
2012 Compensation: $16.6 million Year-to-year Change: +10%
38. David M. Cote
Company:
Honeywell InternationalHON
2012 Compensation: $35.3 million Year-to-year Change: -54%
39. James M. Cracchiolo
Company:
Ameriprise FinancialAMP
2012 Compensation: $16.1 million Year-to-year Change: -7%
40. Robert L. Parkinson Jr.
Company:
Baxter InternationalBAX
2012 Compensation: $16 million Year-to-year Change: +25%
41. Lamberto Andreotti
Company:
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY
2012 Compensation: $16 million Year-to-year Change: +17%
42. Meg Whitman
Company:
Hewlett-PackardHPQ
2012 Compensation: $15.4 million Year-to-year Change: N/A
43. Virginia M. Rometty
Company:
I.B.M.IBM
2012 Compensation: $15.4 million Year-to-year Change: N/A
44. John C. Martin
Company:
Gilead SciencesGILD
2012 Compensation: $15.3 million Year-to-year Change: -2%
45. Robert A. McDonald
Company:
Procter & GamblePG
2012 Compensation: $15.2 million Year-to-year Change: -6%
46. John R. Strangfeld
Company:
Prudential FinancialPRU
2012 Compensation: $15.1 million Year-to-year Change: +3%
47. Scott A. McGregor
Company:
BroadcomBRCM
2012 Compensation: $15.1 million Year-to-year Change: -6%
48. Michael C. Jennings
Company:
HollyFrontierHFC
2012 Compensation: $15 million Year-to-year Change: N/A
49. J. Brett Harvey
Company:
Consol EnergyCNX
2012 Compensation: $14.3 million Year-to-year Change: -1%
50. William M. Brown
Company:
Harris Corp.HRS
2012 Compensation: $14.3 million Year-to-year Change: N/A
51. Ronald M. DeFeo
Company:
TerexTEX
2012 Compensation: $13.9 million Year-to-year Change: +79%
52. Lowell C. McAdam
Company:
Verizon CommunicationsVZ
2012 Compensation:$13.8 million Year-to-year Change: N/A
53. Frederick W. Smith
Company:
FedExFDX
2012 Compensation: $13.7 million Year-to-year Change: +88%
54. Charles E. Bunch
Company:
PPG IndustriesPPG
2012 Compensation: $13.5 million Year-to-year Change: +29%
55. Richard J. Kramer
Company:
Goodyear Tire & RubberGT
2012 Compensation: $13.4 million Year-to-year Change: +30%
56. Ian M. Cook
Company:
Colgate-PalmoliveCL
2012 Compensation: $13.4 million Year-to-year Change: +4%
57. Steven A. Kandarian
Company:
MetLifeMET
2012 Compensation: $13.2 million Year-to-year Change: N/A
58. Richard K. Templeton
Company:
Texas InstrumentsTXN
2012 Compensation: $13.1 million Year-to-year Change: -6%
59. Fabrizio Freda
Company:
Estee LauderEL
2012 Compensation: $13 million Year-to-year Change: -38%
60. Clarence P. Cazalot Jr.
Company:
Marathon OilMRO
2012 Compensation: $13 million Year-to-year Change: -56%
61. Hugh Grant
Company:
MonsantoMON
2012 Compensation: $13 million Year-to-year Change: +15%
62. Jeff M. Fettig
Company:
WhirlpoolWHR
2012 Compensation: $12.9 million Year-to-year Change: +34%
63. Gerald L. Hassell
Company:
Bank of New York MellonBK
2012 Compensation: $12.8 million Year-to-year Change: N/A
64. David M. Cordani
Company:
CignaCI
2012 Compensation: $12.8 million Year-to-year Change: -33%
65. George Paz
Company:
Express ScriptsESRX
2012 Compensation: $12.8 million Year-to-year Change: +50%
66. Ellen J. Kullman
Company:
DuPontDD
2012 Compensation: $12.7 million Year-to-year Change: +4%
67. Indra K. Nooyi
Company:
PepsiCoPEP
2012 Compensation: $12.6 million Year-to-year Change: -11%
68. Mark P. Frissora
Company:
HertzHTZ
2012 Compensation: $12.6 million Year-to-year Change: -4%
69. William R. Klesse
Company:
Valero EnergyVLO
2012 Compensation: $12.5 million Year-to-year Change: +25%
70. Stephen A. Roell
Company:
Johnson ControlsJCI
2012 Compensation: $12.4 million Year-to-year Change: -27%
71. Gary R. Heminger
Company:
Marathon PetroleumMPC
2012 Compensation: $12.4 million Year-to-year Change: -N/A
72. Michael L. Corbat
Company:
CitigroupC
2012 Compensation: $12.4 million Year-to-year Change: N/A
73. Gregory E. Johnson
Company:
Franklin ResourcesBEN
2012 Compensation: $12.3 million Year-to-year Change: +25%
74. John W. Conway
Company:
Crown HoldingsCCK
2012 Compensation: $12 million Year-to-year Change: -8%
75. Gregory D. Wasson
Company:
WalgreensWAG
2012 Compensation: $12 million Year-to-year Change: -1%
76. Stephen F. Angel
Company:
PraxairPX
2012 Compensation: $12 million Year-to-year Change: -4%
77. Bryan G. Stockton
Company:
MattelMAT
2012 Compensation: $11.9 million Year-to-year Change: N/A
78. Timothy M. Manganello
Company:
BorgWarnerBWA
2012 Compensation: $11.8 million Year-to-year Change: +10%
79. Klaus Kleinfeld
Company:
AlcoaAA
2012 Compensation: $11.7 million Year-to-year Change: -7%
80. John T. Chambers
Company:
Cisco SystemsCSCO
2012 Compensation: $11.7 million Year-to-year Change: -9%
81. Robert A. Livingston
Company:
DoverDOV
2012 Compensation: $11.6 million Year-to-year Change: +46%
82. John D. Dinnegan
Company:
ChubbCB
2012 Compensation: $11.6 million Year-to-year Change: -9%
83. Wendell P. Weeks
Company:
CorningGLW
2012 Compensation: $11.5 million Year-to-year Change: +54%
84. Scott C. Donnelly
Company:
TextronTXT
2012 Compensation: $11.3 million Year-to-year Change: +13%
85. Michael T. Strianese
Company:
L-3 CommunicationsLLL
2012 Compensation: $11.3 million Year-to-year Change: -17%
86. Daniel P. Amos
Company:
AflacAFL
2012 Compensation: $11.2 million Year-to-year Change: -21%
87. Gregory J. Goff
Company:
TesoroTSO
2012 Compensation: $11.2 million Year-to-year Change: +49%
88. Peter R. Huntsman
Company:
HuntsmanHUN
2012 Compensation: $11.2 million Year-to-year Change: +30%
89. George S. Barrett
Company:
Cardinal HealthCAH
2012 Compensation: $11.2 million Year-to-year Change: +10%
90. Christopher M. Connor
Company:
Sherwin-WilliamsSHW
2012 Compensation: $11 million Year-to-year Change: +35%
91. Inge G. Thulin
Company:
3MMMM
2012 Compensation: $10.8 million Year-to-year Change: N/A
92. John F. Lundgren
Company:
Stanley Black & DeckerSWK
2012 Compensation: $10.7 million Year-to-year Change: -11%
93. D. Scott Davis
Company:
United Parcel ServicesUPS
2012 Compensation: $10.7 million Year-to-year Change: -7%
94. Thomas F. Motamed
Company:
CNA FinancialCNA
2012 Compensation: $10.6 million Year-to-year Change: +27%
95. Michael F. Mahoney
Company:
Boston ScientificBSX
2012 Compensation: $10.6 million Year-to-year Change: N/A
96. Thomas J. Falk
Company:
Kimberly-ClarkKMB
2012 Compensation: $10.6 million Year-to-year Change: +12%
97. James P. Gorman
Company:
Morgan StanleyMS
2012 Compensation: $10.4 million Year-to-year Change: -20%
98. Keith E. Wandell
Company:
Harley DavidsonHOG
2012 Compensation: $10.3 million Year-to-year Change: +43%
99. Gregory Q. Brown
Company:
Motorola SolutionsMSI
2012 Compensation: $10.3 million Year-to-year Change: -65%
100. John F. Brock
Company:
Coca-Cola EnterprisesCCE
2012 Compensation: $10.2 million Year-to-year Change: -3%
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