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Few $1-Salary CEOs Make a Buck as Larry Ellison Gets $96 Million

The chief executive officers of software developer Oracle Corp. and watchmaker Fossil Inc. both work for a salary of a dollar or less a year. The only difference: $96.2 million.

That’s how much Oracle founder Larry Ellison really earned in fiscal 2012 when you count options awards and other extras, more than any other CEO in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index. Fossil’s Kosta Kartsotis’ actual take-home pay: Zilch.