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The 10 highest-paid CEOs of 2012

Leslie Moonves president chief executive officer CBS made $60.3 milli2012 Moonves was highest paid CEO 2012. | AP Photo

Leslie Moonves, president and chief executive officer of CBS, made $60.3 million in 2012, Moonves was the highest paid CEO of 2012. | AP Photo

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Updated: May 22, 2013 2:12PM



It pays to be in TV.

On the list of 10-best paid CEOs of 2012 — the exclusive club inside an already-exclusive club — half are in the entertainment and media industry, according to executive pay research firm Equilar.

The median pay for all CEOs in 2012 was $9.7 million.

Top 10 of 2012:

1. Leslie Moonves, CBS, $60.3 million, down 12 percent

2. David Zaslav, Discovery Communications, $49.9 million, down 5 percent

3. Bob Iger, Disney, $37.1 million, up 18 percent

4. Philippe Dauman, Viacom, $33.4 million, down 22 percent

5. John Donahoe, eBay, $29.7 million, up 81 percent

6. Brian Roberts, Comcast, $29.1 million, up 8 percent

7. Howard Schultz, Starbucks, $28.9 million, up 80 percent

8. Ken Chenault, American Express, $28 million, up 25 percent

9. Rex Tillerson, Exxon Mobil, $27.2 million, up 8 percent

10. Kent Thiry, DaVita HealthCare, $26.8 million, up 53 percent It pays to be in TV.



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