Michael Dell, Dell CEO and chairman
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% and 84%, 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.