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Head of the Class: Highest-Paid CEOs With MBAs

Jefferies Group Chairman and CEO Handler
Jefferies Group Chairman and CEO HandlerPhotograph by Peter Foley/Bloomberg

To aspiring chief executive officers currently making your way through B-School: These are the kinds of pay packages you may someday be able to look forward to.

Bloomberg Businessweek has compiled the 2012 compensation for some of the most handsomely paid chief executives that also have MBAs. Topping the list is investment bank Jefferies Group CEO Richard Handler, who was paid $19 million for the 2012 fiscal year and received $39 million in restricted stock awards for the next three years, bringing his total package to $58 million. The highest-paid woman on the list is Bloomin’ Brands CEO Elizabeth Smith, who took home total compensation worth $24.5 million, according to Securities and Exchange Commission filings. Below we list others, including the schools where they got their MBAs and the value of their packages, which may include stock options and other awards: