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Top 8 Most Overpaid CEOs of Public Companies (AdvisorOne)

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How much do successful CEOs really make? Among the top 100, some of the highest salaries are surprising, considering their companies’ profit over the past 12 months, as defined by stock price performance. Including base salary, perks, cash bonuses, equity awards, and any increase in pensions or retirement benefits, the top eight overpaid executives of 2010 are:

8. Kevin Sharar: Amgen stock down 3%; compensation: $21 million 

7. William Weldon: Johnson & Johnson stock down 4%; compensation: $28 million 

6. Robert Stevens: Lockheed Martin stock down 7.7%; compensation: $12 milion 

5. William Swanson: Raytheon stock down 10.1%; compensation: $18 million 

4. Miles White: Abbott Laboratories stock down 11.3%; compensation: $25 million 

3. Laurence Fink: BlackRock stock down 17.9%; compensation: $23 million  

2. Tom Ward: SandRidge Energy stock down 22.4%; compensation: $21 million 

1. John Chambers: Cisco Systems stock down $31.4%; compensation: $18 million 

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