Top 25 Highest-Paid Women

Fortune ranks corporate hotshots

By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff

Posted Oct 1, 2010 5:16 PM CDT

(Newser) – Which female executives are taking home the most cash? Fortune ranks the top 25 corporate bigwigs based on 2009 compensation. Here's the top of the list:

  1. Carol Bartz, Yahoo; president and CEO: $47.2 million.
  2. Safra Catz, Oracle; president: $36.4 million.

  1. Carrie Cox, Schering-Plough; former executive VP and president of Global Pharmaceuticals: $23 million.
  2. Irene Rosenfeld, Kraft Foods; chairman and CEO: $22.1 million.
  3. Wellington J. Denahan-Norris, Annaly Capital Management; vice chairman, chief investment officer and COO: $21.6 million.
  4. Pamela H. Patsley, Moneygram International; chairman and CEO: $17.9 million.
  5. Susan M. Ivey, Reynolds American; chairman, president and CEO: $16.2 million.
For the full list, click here.

Oracle's Safra Catz is No. 2 at $36.4 million.   (AP)
Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz is No. 1 at $47.2 million.   (AP)
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