In Pictures: Who are tech’s highest paid CEOs?

Oracle’s Larry Ellison finally ousted from the top spot on our list of highest paid tech execs. We count them down from 50 to 1. (All figures in $US)

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Leo Apotheker, former HP CEO and president

During a single fiscal year, Apotheker netted both a $4 million signing bonus and a $2.4 million going-away bonus (paid as part of his separation agreement). His $30.4 million pay package also included a $1.2 million salary, stock awards valued at $17.7 million, and perks and other compensation worth $5.2 million. Apotheker joined HP on Nov. 1, 2010, at the start of the company’s 2011 fiscal year. He held the job for just 11 months before his ouster. The company’s performance in fiscal 2011 was unimpressive: Revenue climbed 1% from $126 billion in 2010 to $127.2 billion in 2011, while net earnings fell 19% from $8.8 billion to $7.1 billion during the same time period.

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