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23. C. John Wilder
C. John Wilder
Former Chairman, President and CEO*
Energy Future Holdings (TXU)

2007 Total compensation: $46 million

* Wilder left the company in October 2007. 2007 total compensation includes $27,428,221 in severance pay.


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Last updated September 29 2008: 1:17 PM ET
Source: Equilar Inc.
Note: Total compensation includes annualized base salary, discretionary and performance-based bonus payouts, the grant-date fair value of new stock and option awards and other compensation. If relevant, other compensation includes severance payments. Equilar Inc., an executive compensation research firm in Redwood Shores, Calif., prepared the chart by looking at companies with more than $1 billion in revenues that filed proxies by Aug. 15.
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