Ginny Rometty, IBM CEO, president and chairman
In her first year as IBM's CEO, Rometty earned a $16.2 million pay package. That's nearly double the compensation Rometty earned in the year before her appointment as Big Blue's chief executive, but less than half that paid to former CEO Sam Palmisano, who remained IBM chairman until October and netted $37.1 million in 2012. Rometty's 2012 compensation package included a $1.5 million salary, $3.9 million bonus, stock awards worth $9.3 million, and $1.5 million in perks and other compensation. In 2012, IBM revenue fell 2% to $104.5 billion from $106.9 billion in 2011. Net income grew to $16.6 billion, a gain of 5% compared to $15.9 billion in 2011.