The 10 Best-Paid CEOs of 2012

The perks of being a head honcho just keep on growing

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The 10 Best-Paid CEOs of 2012

#1: Larry Ellison, Oracle

OracleLogo e1365428096815 The 10 Best Paid CEOs of 2012Total Compensation: $96.2 million
2012 Performance: +29%

The top spot on this list should hardly come as a surprise to most people. Oracle (NASDAQ:ORCL) CEO Larry Ellison has been in the top three of the list for the past six years and more than doubles second-place Richard Bracken’s pay. Ellison’s total compensation stops just shy of $100 million.

The bulk of that came in stock, of course, but Ellison is the king of extras, too. He racked up a whopping $1.5 million in perks — nearly fives times the average — with most of that going toward security. As The New York Times reported: “He pays out of pocket for the installation and maintenance of home security systems; Oracle covers the cost of the security personnel.”

I guess on the bright side, Oracle outperformed in 2012, gaining almost 30%. But that’s even better for Ellison too, as a good chunk of his wealth is directly tied to that performance.

As of this writing, Alyssa Oursler did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities.


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