Table: The Golden Handshake

Getting bounced from the corner office isn't all bad. These five former CEOs hit it big in 2000

DOUG IVESTER walked away from Coca-Cola (KO) with $120 million severance pay after 28 months

JILL BARAD resigned from Mattel (MAT) with $50 million after 37 months

RICK THOMAN departed Xerox (XRX) with $35 million after 13 months

DURK JAGER left Procter & Gamble (PG) with $9.5 million after 17 months

DALE MORRISON quit Campbell (CPB) with $4 million after 33 months