CEO pay: a look at the Top 5 breadwinners

CEOs at the biggest public companies in the US saw a raise in pay in 2010. The fourth annual analysis by the Wall Street Journal and the Hay Group, a management-consulting firm, shows that the median value of compensation of CEOs at the top 350 companies rose 11 percent, to $9.3 million. Only two of the Top 5 highest-paid CEOs were among the Top 5 the previous year, and only one was on the list four years ago. Total compensation includes salary, bonuses, granted value of stock, stock options, and other long-term incentives awarded for work.

5.Michael White, DirecTV – $32.6 million

In this May 7, 2010 file photo, DirecTV CEO Michael White reacts during an interview in New York. DirecTV Group Inc., the nation's largest satellite TV operator, said Thursday, May 5, 2011, net income rose 21 percent in the first quarter as it continued to grow faster than smaller competitor Dish Network. (Bebeto Matthews / AP / File )

Michael White has been president of the El Segundo, Calif., based company just since Jan. 2010. The former CEO of the satellite-TV provider, Larry Hunter, made only $4.8 million in 2009. The company is expanding – in the first quarter this year, it added 184,000 net new US customers and 427,000 in Latin America. Mr. White has also served as the CEO of PepsiCo International and Frito-Lay’s Europe/Africa/Middle East division, and he is a director of Whirlpool Corp.

Martin Franklin, Jarden – $45.2 million

At 46, Martin Franklin is the youngest CEO on the Top 5 list. He has been CEO of Jarden, a company that owns consumer brands like Sunbeam, Oster, and Mr. Coffee, since 2001. Jarden rose 27 spots on the Fortune 500 list from last year, and Mr. Franklin’s compensation rose 19 spots on the list of top-paid CEOs (up from $18.6 million). Between 1992 and 2000, Mr. Franklin led the companies Benson Eyecare Corp., Lumen Technologies, Inc., and Bollé Inc.

Leslie Moonves, CBS – $53.9 million

Leslie Moonves, president and CEO of CBS, talks about the challenges of broadcast as more people turn to the Internet for their news and entertainment during the National Association of Broadcasters Show April 12, 2011, in Las Vegas. Moonves made more money in 2007 but is higher on the list now. (Julie Jacobson / AP / File )

Leslie Moonves, the CEO of CBS Corp., made about $7 million less than he made in 2007, but his compensation still earns him the No. 3 spot on the list of the highest-paid CEOs. He has been president of CBS since 1995 and was co-president of Viacom before the two companies split in 2005. Moonves’ compensation was cut by about two-thirds between 2007 and 2008, but it has been bounding upward since.

Lawrence Ellison, Oracle – $68.6 million

Software mogul Lawrence Ellison smiles during a news conference after Race 1 of the 33rd America's Cup in Valencia, Spain, in this file photo taken Feb. 12, 2010. Ellison is valued at $39.5 billion on the Forbes Top 10 Richest people list, is the second-highest paid CEO in the US, and won the America's Cup as well. (Dani Cardona/Reuters/File)

Though Lawrence Ellison’s total compensation from Oracle stayed flat from 2009 to 2010, his net worth grew by $11.5 billion in the last year. With a net worth of $39.5 billion, Mr. Ellison is the only one of the Top 5 highest paid CEOs on the list who is also one of the Top 5 richest people in the world (he’s No.5). Ellison is the co-founder of the software company, which is based in Redwood Shores, Calif., and employs 105,000 people worldwide.

Philippe Dauman, Viacom – $84.3 million

This Dec. 14, 2010, file photo shows Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman, the highest-paid CEO in 2010, at the premiere of 'True Grit' at the Ziegfeld Theatre, in New York. Dauman’s compensation more than doubled since 2009. (Evan Agostini / AP / File )

Just four years ago, Viacom’s CEO Philippe Dauman was the No. 21 highest paid CEO, but now, he’s No.1. His total compensation has more than tripled from $25.8 million in 2007 to $84.3 million in 2010. Viacom is an entertainment giant that owns names such as MTV, Nickelodeon, and Paramount Pictures. Mr. Dauman has been CEO of Viacom since 2006 and was the director of CBS prior to that. He is a graduate of Yale University and Columbia Law School.