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8. Robert Bertolini
Robert Bertolini
Former EVP and CFO
Merck (MRK)

2009 Total compensation: $35.1 million*

Source: Equilar Inc.

NEXT: Marc Casper
Last updated September 29 2010: 6:16 AM ET
* Bertolini ceased serving in his position following the merger between Merck & Co. and Schering-Plough. 2009 total compensation includes $29,702,263 in severance related payments.
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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