New records set in highest paid CEO’s earnings


In two record firsts, the 10 highest-paid CEOs in the US all received more than a hundred million dollars in 2012, and two more than a billion, with Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Facebook’s pocketing a staggering 2.27 billion dollars.

Most of the money made by all the highest-paid chief executives came from stock option profits and the vesting of restricted stock rather than salaries or bonuses.