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The 12 Most Highly Paid CEOs in 2005

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Here are the twelve most highly paid CEOs last year. Why aren’t you on this list? Perhaps you should work for one of these companies. Maybe the cash will trickle down.

  1. Barry Diller from IAC/InterActive (2005 net profit margin: 3.62%): $295M
  2. Richard D. Fairbank from Capital One Financial (2005 net profit margin: 18.02%): $249M
  3. Eugene M. Isenberg from Nabors Industries (2005 net profit margin: 18.27%): $203M
  4. Terry S. Semel from Yahoo! (2005 net profit margin: 33.77%): $183M
  5. Bruce E. Karatz from KB Home (2005 net profit margin: 8.92%): $156M
  6. Angelo R. Mozilo from Countrywide Financial (2005 net profit margin: 25.24%): $142M
  7. Henry R. Silverman from Cendant (2005 net profit margin: 4.78%): $140M
  8. Michael S. Jeffries from Abercrombie & Fitch (2005 net profit margin: 11.99%: $114M
  9. Richard S. Fuld from Lehman Brothers Holdings (2005 net profit margin: 10.06%): $104M
  10. William E. Greehey (former CEO) from Valero Energy (2005 net profit margin: 4.37%): $95M
  11. Ray R. Irani from Occidental Petroleum (2005 net profit margin: 31.45%): $87M
  12. Carol A. Bartz from Autodesk (2005 net profit margin: 21.59%): $83M

Source: CNN Money and Google Finance

Updated February 6, 2012 and originally published October 4, 2006. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.

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avatar Brian

Had a question about: I was wondering for Chase cards (cause I have one), if the credit limit will is the # used for the utilization. There were previous posts for Capital One where the denominator for the utilization was not the actual credit limit, but the credit SPENT. I was wondering if this was the same for Chase and which banks or credit card companies we have to watch for that do that.

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avatar blue

I work for one of those companies. No, the pay does not trickle down. In fact I am doing three jobs and get paid for one, I also work a lot of over time but do not get over time pay.

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avatar Keith Cash

Sign me up for one of those type jobs.

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