Top 10: Cheap CEOs With Hot Stocks

By Jordan Robertson - 2013-08-01T14:55:41Z

Photograph by Francois Mori/AP Photo

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1 - tied. Robert Duggan, Pharmacyclics

Compensation: $0

Stock gain: 79%

Tied for first on the list is Robert Duggan, CEO of Pharmacyclics, a maker of an experimental cancer drug and other pharmaceuticals. He declined compensation from the Sunnyvale, California-based company last year. As the biggest holder of Pharmacyclics shares, he has become a billionaire with a net worth of at least $1.2 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Duggan has made hundreds of millions of dollars investing in and selling companies such as a bakery chain, a European billboard operation and a robotic surgery innovator, according to a Bloomberg story. One of the biggest recipients of his wealth? The Church of Scientology.

(Methodology: Bloomberg ranked CEOs of companies with market caps of least $1 billion and year-to-date returns exceeding the S&P 500 total return of 20.01% based on their 2012 total compensation. The CEOs with the lowest pay among the 899 companies that met these criteria as of July 26, 2013, were identified. All CEOs named were in their jobs for their companies' entire 2012 fiscal year and were still CEOs as of July 29, 2013. CEOs of partnerships were excluded. To see the full ranking, please visit the Bloomberg Rankings page.)