Highest-Paid Men in America

Chesapeake CEO tops list, but Goldman grabs 3 slots
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 15, 2009 1:16 PM CDT
Goldmann Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein, seen in this file photo, is only number six on the list, but Goldman holds three of the top 10 spots.   (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
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(Newser) Fortune’s just released its annual list of the country’s highest-paid men and women. The men come out on top, with the top-paid man making two and a half times what the top woman makes. The top 10 men are below, along with total 2008 compensation.

  1. Aubrey McClendon, Chairman and CEO, Chesapeake Energy, $112.5 million
  2. Sanjay Jha, co-CEO and CEO of mobile devices, Motorola, $104.5 million

  1. Lawrence Ellison, CEO, Oracle, $84.5 million
  2. Richard Adkerson, president and CEO, Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold, $72.3 million
  3. Bob Simpson, chairman, XTO Energy, $53.5 million
  4. Robert Iger, president and CEO, Walt Disney, $51.1 million
  5. Lloyd Blankfein, chairman and CEO, Goldman Sachs, $43 million
  6. Kenneth Chenault, chairman and CEO, American Express, $42.8 million
  7. Jon Winkelried, president and co-COO, Goldman Sachs, $42.4 million
  8. Gary Cohn, president and co-COO, Goldman Sachs, $42.3 million
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