Michael Dell didn't receive any equity awards or bonuses in the 2010 fiscal year
In 2010, Apple CEO Steve Jobs refused to receive new stocks, option awards, bonuses or perks except for his customary $1 salary. He holds about 5.5 million shares of Apple's stock and has never sold a share since rejoining Apple in 1997. According to the company’s proxy statement, his total compensation is only $1 per year.
It is believed that Mr. Jobs's level of stock ownership significantly aligns his interests with shareholders' interests
Eric Schmidt received a pay package worth $313,219, up 28% from $245,322 in 2009, in his final full year as Google CEO including customary $1 salary, $311,433 in perks, a $1,785 cash bonus and other compensation. Google, meanwhile, reported $29.3 billion in revenue, up from $23.7 billion in 2009.
Eric Schmidt also awarded a $100 million stock package
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer in 2010 received a pay package of $670,000 salary, $670,000 cash bonus, as well as $11,121 in perks and other compensation, increased 6% to $1.4 million from $1.3 million in 2009. His company’s revenue hit $62.5 billion, up 7% from $58.4 billion in 2009 in the 2010 fiscal year that ended on June 30.
Ballmer didn't receive any new equity awards in 2010
Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis
The two co-CEOs of Research in Motion, Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis, received identical pay packages including a $1.1 million salary; $987,931 performance-based cash bonus; stock awards valued at $2.5 million; $9,443 for retirement pension savings as well as $9,893 in perks and other compensation.
While RIM's CEO pay packages declined slightly, the BlackBerry maker achieved revenue and income increases of 35% and 30%, respectively, in its fiscal year ended on Feb. 27, 2010
Larry Ellison’s 2010 pay package included a $250,001 salary, option awards valued at $61.9 million (down from $78.4 million in 2009), a $6.5 million performance-based cash bonus as well as $1.5 million in perks and other compensation. His company grew revenue 15% from $23.3 billion in 2009 to $26.8 billion in 2010 in its fiscal year ended May 31.
Larry Ellison often ranks among the highest-paid tech CEOs