10. Laura J. Alber
Laura J. Alber
President and Chief Executive Officer
Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (WSM)
2010 Total Compensation: $13,555,412 *

Source: Equilar Inc.

* Alber was promoted to CEO on May 26, 2010.
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.
Last updated September 30 2011: 3:26 PM ET