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  • I realize you’re all going to get on my case again for saying something nice about a home builder, but here’s the thing: After reporting the obscene amount of money a certain CEO of a certain mega-mortgage company raked in last year (Mozilo of Countrywide), I simply have to give a shout-out to Lennar for their no-performance, no-pay policy.

  • J&J, Merck & Wyeth Tops in Big Pharma CEO Pay Tuesday, 25 Mar 2008 | 11:31 AM ET

    As proxy statements pop up on www.sec.gov, investors can get a peek at who's making what. When you go to the web site, click on "Search for company filings," then click on "Companies and other filers," enter the ticker symbol, click on "Find companies" and then open up the "14A" or proxy statement.

  • Warren Buffett's performance vs. pay ratio, already enormous by Corporate America's standards, got even more impressive in 2007. In a SEC filing ahead of Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting in early May, the company lists an annual salary of $100,000 for its Chairman and CEO.

  • Genentech In 2007: Stock Ends Down, Exec Comp Goes Up Thursday, 13 Mar 2008 | 12:26 PM ET

    Last year Genentech shares traded as high as nearly 88 dollars, but ended 2007 around 67 bucks. But according to the company's new proxy statement all of Genentech's top-tier executives saw their total compensation go up.

  • Investors lined up 2 hours before the Apple shareholder meeting began here in Cupertino, California. It's a little unusual for them to be here so early, and I thought it might be related to the company's 40 percent plunge since the beginning of the year.

  • Does CEO Pay Inspire Performance? Many Say No Thursday, 28 Feb 2008 | 1:24 PM ET

    Only 39 percent of big investors think the way U.S. companies reward top executives has helped improve corporate performance, and most believe that top managers have too much influence in setting their own pay, a new study has found.

  • NFL's Roger Goodell--He's Earned His Pay Tuesday, 26 Feb 2008 | 12:34 PM ET
    Roger Goodell

    The SportsBusinessJournal reported this week that the NFL's tax filing revealed that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell earned $6.5 million in his first seven months as commissioner from Sept. 2006 to April 2007. That would give Goodell a prorated salary of $11.2 million annually. .

  • CEO Pay Just Right, Most Directors Say in Survey Wednesday, 6 Feb 2008 | 12:31 PM ET
  • Countrywide CEO Mozilo to Give up $37.5 Million Monday, 28 Jan 2008 | 4:47 AM ET
    Angelo Mozilo

    Countrywide Financial Corp. CEO Angelo Mozilo, under fire over the size of his potential payout from the proposed sale of his troubled mortgage company, says he is forfeiting some $37.5 million in severance pay, fees and perks he was scheduled to receive upon his retirement.

  • Goldman CEO to Get $70 Million Paycheck: FT Thursday, 13 Dec 2007 | 2:47 PM ET

    Goldman Sachs Chairman and Chief Executive Lloyd Blankfein is likely to get a 30 percent pay rise this year to about $70 million, despite the liquidity squeeze which has seen shares in the banking sector tumble, the Financial Times reported on its Web site.

  • The Tom Brokaw piece on NBC Nightly News Monday night highlighting Warren Buffett's call for a higher tax rate on very wealthy Americans includes an excerpt from a sit-down interview with Buffett. We're now able to bring you Brokaw's complete interview with Buffett, only on CNBC.com.

  • Mad Mail: Should Insider Selling Be a Concern? Tuesday, 18 Sep 2007 | 10:03 AM ET

    When should insider selling be a red flag? Why is Caterpillar being punished as a housing stock? Cramer answers viewers' questions.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • Procter & Gamble CEO Earns $27 Million Tuesday, 28 Aug 2007 | 1:18 PM ET
    Alan Lafley

    Procter & Gamble said Tuesday that 70 percent of its top executive's $27.7 million in compensation in the latest fiscal year came in stock, restricted stock or stock options.

  • Blackstone Group issued compensation details for the first time Monday, disclosing in a filing that its co-founders will receive at least $2.33 billion the private equity firm goes public.

  • Steve Schwarzman: Too Rich or Not For Congress? Friday, 15 Jun 2007 | 10:14 AM ET
    Steve Schwarzman

    Steve Schwarzman's wealth probably makes a lot of people jealous. He is, after all, fabulously rich. And that would be FABULOUSLY, in all caps. If Blackstone goes public, Schwarzman will become even more fabulously rich, to the tune of $677 million additional dollars, on top of retaining a 23% stake in the firm. And if that doesn't make you jealous, there's that Wall Street Journal profile of Schwarzman this week, (subscription required) which details, among other things, his upper class sensitivity to a butler's squeaky black shoes, and his and his wife's fancy for $400 worth of stone crabs on weekends.

  • CNBC’s Mary Thompson reports that a survey of CEO compensation at 452 large companies found the pay of executives hired from outside is 20% higher than top officers promoted from within.

  • Today's Trivia Questions For Bonus Bucks Friday, 27 Apr 2007 | 11:06 AM ET

    Here's the day's trivia questions for Bonus Bucks. The video question is worth $2,000 Bonus Bucks: Currently, how many $1 Million homes are there on the market in Rockville, MD? Your selection of answers is: 38 or 18 or 24 or 32 And the news question is worth $1,000 Bonus Bucks: AT&T's CEO Edward Whitacre Jr. is set to retire. His pension plan will be worth more than how much? Your selection of answers is: $158.5 Million or $220 Million or $280 Million or $305 Million.

  • Barney Frank: "Say on Pay" Bill Won't Hurt Companies Friday, 20 Apr 2007 | 10:14 AM ET

    Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass. and chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” that a bill requiring companies to hold advisory votes on executive pay is a “moderate” piece of legislation and would cause no harm.

  • Is executive pay the government's business? Wednesday, 18 Apr 2007 | 9:24 AM ET

    The House of Representatives Wednesday is likely to vote on a bill that will have an indirect effect on executive pay. The proposed legislation, known as the Shareholder Vote on Executive Compensation Act, is being spearheaded by Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass), who is also chairman of the powerful House Financial Services Committee.

  • Apple CEO Jobs Gets Another $1 in Salary Monday, 16 Apr 2007 | 11:23 AM ET
    Apple CEO, Steve Jobs

    Apple CEO Steve Jobs received a salary of $1 last year, which is unchanged from his 2004 and 2005 salary, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission