This is a list of top CEO's that were paid very handsomely in 2002 even though their company performed very poorly for its stockholders. Keep in mind that these $$$ were paid in different ways..not only salaries.
#1-Steve Jobs - Apple Computer
#2-David Cote - Honeywell
#3-John Chambers - Cisco Systems
#4-Pat Russo - Lucent Technologies
#5-Jeff Barbakow - Tenet Healthcare
#6-David D'Alessandro - Hancock Financial
#7-Scott McNealy - Sun Microsystems
#8-Miles White - Abbott Labs
#9-Hank Greenberg - American International Group
#10-Alain Belda - Alcoa
#11-Richard Kogan - Schering -Plough
#12-Robert Essner - Wyeth
These guys have certainly negotiated smokin contracts to get these dollars even though their stock sucks.