5 Top Execs With $1 Salaries

by Karl Utermohlen | August 6, 2013 5:19 pm

Some of the top executives out there can survive with only a $1 salary, but they still make a good amount of money through shares and other means.

Take Meg Whitman, for example. The Hewlett-Packard (HPQ[1]) CEO makes just $1 in salary, but her total earnings were $15.4 million thanks to stock and option awards.

Of course, the seemingly benevolent act of accepting a paltry salary isn’t necessarily a ticket to easy street for all publicly traded companies. CNN Money has come up with a list of the top 9 executives who have a self-appointed $1 salary[2]. Here’s a look at five of them, as well as their varying performances year-to-date:

You can check out the rest of CNN Money’s nine top executives with $1 salaries here[7].

Endnotes:
  1. HPQ: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=HPQ
  2. top 9 executives who have a self-appointed $1 salary: http://money.cnn.com/gallery/news/companies/2013/08/06/one-dollar-salaries/1.html
  3. GOOG: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=GOOG
  4. NATI: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=NATI
  5. ORCL: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=ORCL
  6. IEP: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=IEP
  7. nine top executives with $1 salaries here: http://money.cnn.com/gallery/news/companies/2013/08/06/one-dollar-salaries/1.html

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