$33.76 million: David E. I. Pyott, chairman, president, and CEO of Allergan, speaks during the Reuters Health Summit in New York on May 9. According to Forbes, the annual pay for this list of CEOs is a combination of salary, bonus, and stock gains.
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37.9 million: John T. Chambers, chairman and CEO of Cisco Systems Inc. He became CEO in 1995 and Chairman of the Board in 2005. Mr. Chambers worked at Wang Industries and IBM prior to joining Cisco. Since 2010 Chambers has served as a Commissioner for the Broadband Commission for Digital Development, which leverages broadband technologies as a key enabler for social and economic development.
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$38.9 million: James T. Hackett, chairman, president, and CEO of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. He currently serves as a director of Fluor Corporation, Halliburton Company, and The Welch Foundation.
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$42.7 million: Dr. John C. Martin, chairman and CEO of Gilead Sciences Inc. Dr. Martin holds a PhD in organic chemistry from the University of Chicago and an MBA in marketing from Golden Gate University. He has received the Isbell Award from the American Chemical Society and the Gertrude B. Elion Award for Scientific Excellence from the International Society for Antiviral Research.
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$43 million: Ralph Lauren, designer, chairman, and CEO of Polo Ralph Lauren, acknowledges audience applause after the spring 2012 Ralph Lauren Collection was modeled during Fashion Week in New York on Sept. 15. Mr. Lauren went to Baruch College for business, but dropped out and worked for Brooks Brothers as a salesman. He started a necktie company in 1967 and parlayed that success into his famous Polo clothing brand.
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$49.5 million: Lewis Frankfort, CEO of Coach. Mr. Frankfort graduated from Hunter College and got his MBA from Columbia University. He joined Coach in 1979 as the Vice President of New Business Development; in 1995, he was appointed Chairman and CEO.
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$51.5 million: George Paz, CEO of Express Scripts. He is picture here on the right with Medco's CEO, David Snow, as they announce the merger of their pharmacy benefit management companies in St. Louis.
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$53.3 million: Robert A. Iger, president and CEO of The Walt Disney Co. Mr. Iger graduated from Ithaca College and started out as a television weatherman. He replaced Michael Eisner as CEO of Disney in 2005.
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$65.8 million: Edward Mueller, Qwest chairman and CEO. He was President and CEO of Ameritech Corporation and CEO of Williams-Sonoma Inc. before assuming control of Qwest in 2007. Mr. Mueller got his Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri and his Master of Business Administration from Washington University in St. Louis.
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$102 million: Stephen J. Hemsley, UnitedHealth Group Inc.'s Chief Executive Officer. A graduate of Fordham University, Mr. Hemsley was Managing Partner and Chief Financial Officer of Arthur Andersen before taking the helm of UnitedHealth Group in 2006.