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Originally posted by Wookiep
I say gotta, so far Gingrih is tearing it up. I'd like to say the same for Paul but he's only been asked 1 question 30 min in as usual
1. William R. Johnson, chairman and president, H.J. Heinz: $8,589,063 Who knew ketchup could be so lucrative? Well, for this CEO, his bonus for 2010 comes in at $8,589,063. This is an almost 18 percent increase over what he received in 2009. Johnson has been with the ketchup giant since 1982, has helped to expand their ketchup kingdom overseas, especially in China, where he was awarded the Marco Polo Award, the highest business honor China bestows on foreigners. A bonus this large makes you rethink the importance of condiments.
2. Lawrence J. Ellison, chief executive officer, Oracle: $6,453,254 This computer guru and competitive sports enthusiast received a $6,453,254 bonus this year, an almost 80 percent increase over what he received last year. Ellison founded the business software and hardware company in 1977 and has successfully increased sales year after year. You'll think twice before calling this guy a computer geek.
3. John T. Chambers, chairman and CEO, Cisco Systems: $4,600,000 While Chambers' bonus of $4, 600,000 only earns him the No. 3 ranking, his bonuses has increased over 125 percent compared to 2009, and his computer and telecom networking company has continued to increase its sales and net income from the previous fiscal year. We all could learn something from the way Chambers -- An expert in workplace learning -- runs a business.
4. Mark G. Parker, president and CEO, Nike: $4,441,875 Parker first began working at Nike in 1979, but has only been at the helm of this athletic outfitter since 2006. But, in that time, he has successfully expanded Nike's brands and increased Nike's commitment to corporate responsibility while increasing sales and raising the company's net income almost 30 percent. For his hard work, he has been rewarded with a $4,441,875 bonus -- a mind-blowing 393.5 percent increase over his 2009 bonus. Talk about just doing it: This CEO is definitely "working out" as the leader of his company.
5. Rupert Murdoch, chairman and CEO, News Corp: $4,368,800 Rounding out the top five is media mogul Murdoch. Since he began his publishing career in 1952 with just one family-owned newspaper in his native Australia, Murdoch has taken the states by storm and his list of accolades now includes The New York Post, TV Guide, The Daily (an iPad-only newspaper), DIRECTV and FOX Entertainment Group. Stuffed into this CEO's stocking this year was a $4,368,800 bonus. Don't think of him as greedy though, because this year's bonus is almost 20 percent less than what he was given last year, and at age 79, this media man was still able to increase News Corp.'s net income in 2010, after a $3.31 billion loss in 2009.
Originally posted by mishigas
Great debate so far. The crowd booed loud and long when the mod tried to change the debate onto Cain's problems, and the rest of the candidates refused to join in the failed attack.