The best-paid billionaire CEOs

While some of these wealthy executives earn a symbolic $1 salary, other forms of compensation, such as stock options and bonuses, can add millions to their already deep pockets.

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Apr 26, 2014 10:15AM
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oracle just completed the Oregon healthcare website for 300 mill dollars.....result:  never worked ..but larry made money...thats all that matters
Apr 27, 2014 12:23PM
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Canada has now passed the US in middle class wages. We are continuing to fall behind other nations. Absurd CEO pay is one of the reasons why.
Apr 28, 2014 10:59AM
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"No one defends it beyond the fact that allowing the government to dictate what a person can earn is stupid and dangerous."

Sure you DEFEND it, you really don't know any better. So you can dictate what Workers can make and criticize Worker's Unions but you are Silent as Mouse about the Unions of CEO types. They Vote on Board-members and then they VOTE on their own pay. When the Workers attempt to do the same, moronic posters cry Foul.

The Government is Bought and paid for by Corporate America, some posters will always be too dumb to ever see or understand that very FACT.
Apr 28, 2014 10:46AM
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One of  the many Undisputed champions of the golden handshake,
Dick Grasso , the former head of the New York Stock Exchange, remains one of the undisputed champion of the golden handshake, pocketing nearly $140 million on his way out the door.

It's tragic Comedy that so many MORONS will continually defend this type of bad behavior,  regardless of Party affiliation. It's destroying America, but that's just what some posters really want.

May 2, 2014 7:36AM
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Part1

At a time when America is borrowing about 40 cents of every dollar it spends because tax revenues cannot keep up with regime spending, hundreds of America's wealthiest households are paying no income tax at all. According to a recently relinquished IRS report, virtually 1,500 of America's 230,000 millionaires eschewed paying any federal income tax in 2009. So how did they do it? Were they scamming the system? Evading the IRS? Stashing their mazuma in elusive off-shore, untraceable bank accounts? Actually, they were probably donating to charity, investing in local and verbally express regime bonds and making most of their mazuma overseas.

Apr 28, 2014 6:58AM
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Sure, you can post on this story but not on the Obama clusterfk pipeline one.
Apr 28, 2014 11:00AM
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I have no problem with a CEO"s stock options. That to me, should create incentive. Plus, most of those companies have benefited their investors with steady gains. However, Oracle should pay tax payers of Oregon back the 280 million they charged the state for a product that never worked. In that case Oracles CEO could afford to do that without hurting his company. Won't happen without a law suit thou. 
 I don't see how FORBES magazine has written a article condemning certain CEO's pay. As is being insinuated by some of the comments from the Joe the plumber type Obama haters out there. Just a non bias informative article to me.   
May 2, 2014 7:36AM
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Part 2

"High-income people have lots of income sources that the average person like you or me doesn't genuinely experience." For example, a couple that earns $2 million could pay no U.S. income tax if they donated $1 million to charity, making that a moiety of their income non-taxable; if they earned most of their income from capital gains or dividends, which are taxed at a lower rate.( 2012 GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann ), a former IRS tax attorney , verbalized she would revamp the tax code if elected by lowering overall tax rates and getting "rid of all the deductions" so that more people paid into the system.  But let's be fair here: A full 46 percent of the population pays zero income tax. The astronomical majority of these income-tax-free households have low incomes and qualify for child tax credits. * However you opt to view it, It is indeed  a mess..

Apr 26, 2014 12:14AM
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Another lets hate the ceo's while ignoring the rich politcians like obama and reid and pelosi, and also ignoring the rich hollywood actors like clooney, damon, and letterman
Apr 25, 2014 8:14PM
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I new the headline would bring out the haters. The liberals Idea of income equality is to make everyone poor. 
Apr 28, 2014 7:38AM
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We are talking about private companies. Something we have no control over. Let's focus on paying our federal employees the same as the private sector workers. Currently, they make about 35% more. That aint right.
Apr 28, 2014 10:53AM
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"You constantly b!tch and moan about Republicans and Conservatives - right up until the time where you are back in to a corner and have to admit how bad libtards are."

No, what I do is correct the misinformation that you spill daily using countless clones and aliases. I have never claimed Democrats were Saints and have almost daily STATED how Bought, Paid, and Corrupted both Parties are. Funny how you refuse to admit that very FACT.

Both parties are Bad players and have used Government Funds to Fund their Family and Friends Network of Corruption. Apparently everyone knows about this other than YOU.
Apr 28, 2014 11:34AM
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"Because all of our posts are our there to be seen, and you won't find hypocrisy in mine - unlike yours.  But, I'm sure you are too much of a puzzy to try to come up with some proof.  You'll just let it go rather than continue to look like an idiot."

Proverbs 23 9
Don’t speak in the ears of a fool,
for he will only despise the common sense in your words.

So no, I won't waste anymore time dealing with the Biggest Fool on these boards. You expose yourself daily, no other proof is needed.

Apr 25, 2014 11:25PM
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"Pssst, hey buddy....can u spare a grand?"
May 3, 2014 4:30PM
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This story is over a week old.  Why does MSN keep pushing their class warefare stories when you have benghazi scandal and .1%gdp stories out there that could be mentioned?

Nope, lets keep talking about how some people have more money than others and how somehow that isn't fair.

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I just threw up on my cat is obviously confused by liberals.  SInce he only wonders how Harry Reid became wealthy, he can explain how Bob Dole became so wealthy.  He never held anything but a government job and never made more than $180,000.  Boehner has been extremely fortunate as well.  Then there is John Kasich, the governor of Ohio.  His fathers post office pension must have been higher that most.  Of course he worked for Lehman in a two man office in Ohio.  If you can't find Lehman it is because they collapsed.  Mr. Boehner was a Wall Street genius until Lehman folded, then he claimed ot be just a guy in a two man office.  One guy took the brown bag, the other locked the door.

Of course Oprah and the rest are easy targets.   If they had earned money in the honorable way of Dennis Miller, Bill O'Reilly and the rest we could blindly adore them as the mindless right does.
May 3, 2014 1:30PM
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It really doesn't matter anyway. Before long, the dollar will be worthless. Thanks to Obama pushing the Fed to keep pumping money into the economy by buying our worthless bonds nobody wants anymore, the dollar is becoming worthless on the world stage. Many nations will not accept the dollar at stores anymore when it used to be preferred. The USD is now worth about 67 cents on the Canadian Dollar when it used to be worth $1.33. That is a 50% loss during Obama's reign. The Chinese are setting up currency exchanges with other nations at a rapid pace to bypass using the USD as the reserve currency, and other nations are following suit. SOON, the USD will be worth nothing and only the rich who have divested their fortunes around the world in other currencies, will go unscathed and come out of the coming crisis, which will make the 2008 crisis look like a minor blip, with larger stronger fortunes than anyone can even fathom at this point in time.


But hey, lets get more SOCIALISM as its primary goal is to equalize everyone at the bottom, except of course for the few ELITE, like Buffet, Gates, Obama, Reid and Pelosi. Think not??? Do a search on Chinese currency deals and see what you find. To date, over 24 deals struck in the last few years.


We can't even pay our operating costs at these levels with near ZERO interest rates and are borrowing 40 cents of every dollar spent. How are we supposed to pay our bills when rates rise to a modest 5% and that cost adds nearly another TRILLION Dollars to our budget imbalance??? But hey, more SOCIALISM and social spending sounds good for now. Worry about tomorrow, tomorrow, right????


We need voter education programs as idiots and fools who vote for idiots with no experience at anything like Obama, will fast forward this nation to ruin within the decade.

May 3, 2014 4:01PM
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Take some more Ritalin you MSN douchebags-you're not dumbed down enough yet.Efrem Zimbalist Jr. passes and you screw up his birth date.When you're born in 1917 and die in 2014 you are 96 going on 97-not 95.You have had an entire day to correct the mistake,but you would rather report on Kim Kartrashian and her lowlife mate !!!!
Apr 28, 2014 11:33AM
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How does anyone earn that much and it be ethical, even if the CEO is related to the owner it doesn’t make it right, except on tax time!

May 3, 2014 8:23PM
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     HOW RICH SOMEBODY ELSE IS ALWAYS MAKES ME FEEL GOOD, A$$ HOLE.
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