Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan Chase
2011 Compensation: ~$23.1 million
JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM) CEO Jamie Dimon comes in with the biggest overall compensation package, valued at around $23 million, but judge him on results and maybe investors won’t feel too badly. JPMorgan’s 0.87% return on assets and 10.2% return on equity are close to the top of our field, even though JPM shares still managed to lose 21% during the year.
Dimon’s pay package was just reaffirmed at the company’s shareholder meeting last week, despite the disastrous (if not financially, certainly from a PR standpoint) loss of billions on hedging strategies. No matter. Shareholders seem to believe in Dimon through thick and thin.