Ten Highest Paid CEOs of 2010 (MCK, OCR, TRW, VRSK, CVS, GGP, RL, VNO, AET, GBL)

When it comes to executive pay, the amounts paid to today’s highest paid CEOs equals the GDP of a small emerging nation. The ten most highly compensated CEOs according to a recent survey by GMI took home about $770 million, more than the GDP of Vanuatu or Samoa, among others.
The GMI survey measures what the firm calls “total realized compensation,” which is further defined as “compensation that has been received by the CEO, rather than any notional estimates, accounting costs, or other uncertainties.” Here’s the list:





John Hammergren McKesson Corp. MCK


Joel Gemunder Omnicare, Inc. OCR


John Plant TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. TRW


Frank Coyne Verisk Analytics, Inc. VRSK


Thomas Ryan CVS Caremark Corp. CVS


Adam Metz General Growth Properties, Inc. GGP


Ralph Lauren Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. RL


Michael Fascitelli Vornado Realty Trust VNO


Ronald Williams Aetna, Inc. AET


Mario Gabelli GAMCO Investors Inc. GBL


Paul Ausick

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