Compensation Kings: Top 15 U.S. CEOs

By Jordan Robertson and Bloomberg Rankings - 2013-07-11T23:22:29Z

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1. Larry Ellison, Oracle

Total compensation: $96.2 million

Larry Ellison is the true king of compensation, with a package that includes $90.7 million in stock options. The CEO of Oracle is already one of the world's richest men with a fortune valued at about $39 billion (most of it in company stock). Shares of the Redwood City, California-based maker of database software have fallen 4 percent this year, giving the company a market value of $147.5 billion.

(Methodology: Bloomberg compiled the rankings based on the latest available data on CEOs' total compensation from more than 11,000 public U.S. companies that have a listed market capitalization. For John Hammergren of McKesson and Gerald Rubin of Helen of Troy, compensation figures are for the companies' 2013 fiscal year. For all other CEOs, compensation is for the 2012 fiscal year. Figures were taken from the summary compensation tables in companies' proxy statements. To see the full rankings, please visit the Bloomberg Rankings page for the Highest Paid U.S. CEOs.)