#5: Philippe Dauman, Viacom
Total Compensation: $33.4 million
2012 Performance: +15%
Viacom (NASDAQ:VIAB) CEO Philippe Dauman had a tough year in 2012. Year-over-year, his total compensation actually decreased by a grand total of 22%.
As you can tell by his spot in the top five, though, that’s a problem most of us would love to have. Even with that decrease, he still tallied up $33.4 over the course of the year. In fact, his bonus alone was $11.5 million, which itself would have earned him a spot on the top 100 list.
But it’s not like Viacom was slacking in 2012. The company climbed 15%, beating the market, and increased its dividend partway through the year. Plus, VIAB has already gained 17% in just the first few months of 2013, blowing away the S&P 500′s 10% start.