Level 3, Oracle CEOs Rake In the Dough

See how much moolah the bosses at some of the biggest communications companies in the U.S. are bringing in.

Craig Galbraith, Editorial Director

July 12, 2013

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Level 3, Oracle CEOs Rake In the Dough

Bosses from some of the biggest communications companies are on a new list of the best compensated CEOs.

Bloomberg ranked the execs after looking at how more than 11,000 CEOs at public companies in the U.S. are compensated. Salary obviously is a factor, but bonuses, equity stakes and stock options were also considered.

Larry Ellison of Oracle topped the list with $96.2 million. More than $90 million of that is in stock options. Bloomberg estimates Ellison’s net worth at $39 billion, making him one of the wealthiest men on the planet.

James Crowe, who this year left his post atop Colorado-based Level 3 Communications, comes in 14th on the list, with total compensation of $40.7 million approximately $24 million of that in stock and $13 million in options. Bloomberg says those numbers cover the span of this three-year contract with the company. Not bad considering Level 3’s stock price has dropped 6 percent in 2013.

CEOs of CBS, Discovery Communications and Liberty Media also cracked the top 15.

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Craig Galbraith

Editorial Director, Channel Futures

Craig Galbraith is the editorial director for Channel Futures, joining the team in 2008. Before that, he spent more than 11 years as an anchor, reporter and managing editor in television newsrooms in North Dakota and Washington state. Craig is a proud Husky, having graduated from the University of Washington. He makes his home in the Phoenix area.

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