Michael Dell, Dell CEO and chairman
Thanks to stock and option awards valued at $11.8 million, Dell’s compensation nearly quadrupled in 2012. In addition to the equity awards, Dell’s package included a $986,601 salary, $3.3 million bonus, and $14,121 in perks. His 2012 pay totaled $16.1 million, compared to $4.3 million in 2011. The company, meanwhile, reported more modest sales gains in its 2012 fiscal year. Revenue was $62.1 billion, a 1% increase compared to $61.5 billion in 2011. Net income climbed 33% to $3.5 billion, up from $2.6 billion in the prior year.