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Bonuses Rain on Wall Street Bankers in Biggest Payout in Decade

Eight-digit pay packages multiply in a long-awaited bonanza for a generation of executives.

Lola Taverna co-owner Cobi Levy recalls a customer recently ordering two bottles of tequila at $1,850 apiece to share with everyone in the restaurant.

Lola Taverna co-owner Cobi Levy recalls a customer recently ordering two bottles of tequila at $1,850 apiece to share with everyone in the restaurant.

Photographer: Gabby Jones/Bloomberg

Ten million dollars, $15 million, $25 million, more: Big money is back on Wall Street.

Not since the late 2000s, when lavish bonuses rained down before and after federal bailouts, have pay packages at U.S. investment banks swelled as much as they have right now.