47. Paul Maritz, VMware CEO
Compensation: $1.6 million
VMware more than doubled its profits in 2011 and grew revenue by 32 percent, yet Maritz saw his compensation cut by more than half. He received a $750,000 salary and $815,625 bonus, but no equity awards (in 2010 his package included stock awards valued at $3.9 million). VMware's revenue for 2011 hit $3.8 billion compared to $2.9 billion in 2010. Net income was $724 million compared to $357 million in 2010.
46. Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com
Compensation: $1.7 million
CEO Bezos' $1.7 million pay package -- which is equal to his 2010 compensation -- included his $81,840 salary plus personal security-related perks worth $1.6 million. Amazon's revenue came in at $48.1 billion, which is up 41 percent compared to $34.2 billion in 2010. Net income, however, took a fall, plunging 45 percent to $631 million in 2011 compared to $1.2 billion in 2010.
45. Oscar Rodriquez, Extreme Networks CEO and president
Compensation: $3.2 million
Rodriguez took the helm of Extreme Networks in August 2010, and in his first year as CEO, he netted a pay package worth $3.2 million. It included a $473,140 salary, $886,435 bonus, equity awards valued at $1.7 million, and perks and other compensations worth $97,714. The company, meanwhile, reported an 8 percent revenue gain to $334 million in fiscal 2011, up from $309 million a year earlier. Net income took a big leap to $2.7 million, up from $227,000 in 2010.
44. Michael Klayko, Brocade CEO
Compensation: $4 million
Klayko, who has led Brocade since 2005, earned a $4 million pay package last year, down 16 percent from $4.8 million in 2010. His 2011 compensation included a $760,096 salary, $1.2 million bonus, equity awards valued at $2 million, and $6,855 worth of perks and other compensation. As a company, Brocade grew revenue by 3 percent in 2011 (from $2.09 billion to $2.15 billion), while net income plunged by 56 percent (from $117 million to $51 million).
43. Michael Dell, Dell CEO and chairman
Compensation: $4.3 million
Bonuses worth $3.4 million boosted Dell's 2011 pay package more than fourfold. (In 2010, at his own request, Dell didn't receive any incentive-based bonuses.) His 2011 compensation also included a $950,000 salary and perks worth $13,373. The company, meanwhile, grew revenue and income by 16 percent and 84 percent, respectively, in its 2011 fiscal year. Revenue came in at $61.5 billion, up from $52.9 billion in 2010. Net income hit $2.6 billion, up from $1.4 billion in the prior year.
42. Jim Balsillie, former RIM co-CEO
Compensation: $5.1 million
In his final full year as co-CEO of Research In Motion, Balsillie took home a $5.1 million pay package, which included a $1.2 million salary, $1.2 million bonus, equity awards valued at $2.7 million, and perks and other compensation worth $23,363. His total pay is up 12 percent from 2010, when he received $4.6 million. Balsillie and his former co-CEO, Mike Lazaridis, were ousted in early 2012, when Thorsten Heins was named president and CEO. Balsillie remains a member of RIM's board and Lazaridis is vice chair.