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    Apple CEO Tim Cook was the highest-paid chief executive at a public U.S. company in 2011 with total compensation of $378 million. After becoming CEO in August 2011, Apple had record profits in the first quarter of $13.06 billion. Equilar, an executive compensation data firm, compiled a list of CEO pay of companies with revenue over $5 billion that filed annual proxy statements by March 30, 2012.
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    Oracle CEO Lawrence Ellison had the second highest CEO pay in 2011 with $77.6 million in total compensation, according to Equilar. Ellison's pay increased 11 percent from the previous year. Forbes' 2012 third richest person in the U.S. and the world's sixth richest with a net worth of $36 billion, he has been CEO of the software company since he founded it in 1977.
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    Ron Johnson, who became CEO of retailer J.C. Penney in November 2011, is Equilar's third highest paid chief executive with $53.3 million in total compensation. Credited with pioneering Apple's retail store and its Genius Bar tech support as that company's senior vice president of retail operations, he is tasked with transforming J.C. Penney Company, which reported a loss in the fourth quarter.
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    Viacom President and CEO Philippe Dauman had the fourth highest CEO compensation with $43.1 million, a drop of 49 percent from last year. Dauman has been chief executive officer since Sept. 2006 at the media company, which saw first quarter profit drop by 65 percent as reported in Feb. 2012 amid lower ad sales at its cable networks like Nickelodeon.
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    Honeywell International Inc. CEO David Cote had the fifth highest pay at $35.3 million an increase of 138 percent from 2010. Cote has been CEO of the technology company, which manufactures everything from defense to consumer security products, since Feb. 2002. Based in Morristown, N.J., it had stronger than expected third quarter net income of $862 million, up from $598 million the previous year.
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    Stephen Chazen of Occidental Petroleum Corp. had the sixth highest pay in 2011 with $31.7 million. Chazan has overseen the fourth largest oil and gas company in the U.S. since May 2011. Based in Los Angeles, Occidental had net income of $1.63 billion in the fourth quarter as reported in Jan. 2012, up from $1.21 billion a year earlier.
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    Robert Iger, president and chief executive officer of The Walt Disney Co., had the seventh highest CEO compensation in 2011 at $31.4 million, up 12 percent from the previous year according to Equilar. Iger has been chief executive at Disney, which owns ABC News, since 2005. Disney reported first quarter net income increased to $1.46 billion from $1.3 billion the previous year.
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    Clarence Cazalot Jr., president and chief executive officer of Marathon Oil Corp., had the eighth highest CEO compensation in 2011. Cazalot has been CEO of Marathon, based in Houston, since 2002. Net income for Marathon dropped to $549 million in the fourth quarter as reported in Feb. 2012 from $706 million in the previous year.
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    Alan Mulally, president and CEO of Ford Motor Co., had the ninth highest pay at $29.5 million, up 11 percent from the previous year. Leading since September 2006, Mulally oversaw Ford during the "auto-bailout" controversy through 2008. The Dearborn, Mich.-based company reported $13.62 billion in fourth quarter earnings in Jan. 2012, in part due to accounting, up from $190 million a year earlier.
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    Rupert Murdoch, chairman and CEO of News Corp., had the tenth highest pay at $29.4 million, up 75 percent from the previous year. Its defunct U.K. tabloid News of the World overshadowed public relations for the company, which owns Fox and Dow Jones, with a hacking scandal. Nevertheless News Corp. had second quarter earnings of $1.06 billion, up 65 percent from $642 million the previous year.
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