25 Highest-paid men

See how the best-compensated male executives' paychecks compare to the 25 best-paid women.

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1. Gregory Maffei
Gregory Maffei
President and CEO
Liberty Media (LINTA)

2009 Total compensation: $87.5 million

Source: Equilar Inc.

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Last updated September 29 2010: 6:16 AM ET
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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