Category: Rewarding Success

$746 Million for Highest Paid CEO

We have a winner. Top CEO Payday of 2011 was $746,186,123 according to a review of The Blackstone Group’s annual report. Until 2011, Stephen Schwartzmann had hit a dry spell. It had been two years since he last earned more…

Mickey Mouse Brings CEO $31.4 Million

The board of the Walt Disney Company said CEO Rober Iger deserved to be the Lion King because 90% of his compensation was based on incentives he earned. The Burbank, Calif. entertainment giant reached record profits last year. Based on…

Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs Gets 23% Raise

A company which has seen big sales success from their smart phone chip technology, Qualcomm Inc. rewarded their chief executive officer with a 23% raise for the most recent fiscal year.  Paul Jacobs earned a total compensation package of $21.7…

Three Carlyle Founders Earn $413 Million

The three founders of one of the first, and still most respected, private-equity firms reaped the fruits of their labor last year when the earned more then $400 million between them. The Carlyle Group, based in Washington, D.C., made a…