Advertising Age Data Center
Ad Age 2006 Salary Survey
TOP 25 INDUSTRY EXECUTIVES
By total compensation for leaders of major marketers, agencies and media
RankExec, title, ageCompanyTotal 2005 compensation*% chg2005 salary2005 bonus2005 all other
1 Barry Diller, Chmn/CEO, 64 IAC/InterActiveCorp $295,136 NA $726 $3,250 $291,160
2 Richard D. Fairbank, Chmn/Pres/CEO, 55 Capital One 249,420 339.8 0 0 249,420
3 Terry S. Semel, Chmn/CEO, 63 Yahoo 182,889 -20.7 600 0 182,289
4 Michael S. Dell, Chmn, 41 Dell 153,228 NA 950 1,805 150,473
5 Henry R. Silverman, Chmn/CEO, 65 Cendant Corp. 139,962 483.3 3,300 12,317 124,345
6 Sumner Redstone, Exec Chmn/Founder, 82 Viacom 46,255 63.1 5,807 7,125 33,324
7 Robert J. Ulrich, Chmn/CEO, 62 Target Corp. 45,026 13.6 1,558 6,500 36,968
8 David C. Novak, Chmn/Pres/CEO, 53 Yum Brands 37,421 43.8 1,173 3,056 33,192
9 Robert C. Wright, Chmn/CEO, 62 NBC Universal 34,213 9.5 2,500 6,270 25,443
10 Martin S. Sorrell, CEO, 61 WPP Group 32,831 -6.6 1,562 2,827 28,442
11 Robert L. Nardelli, Chmn/Pres/CEO, 57 Home Depot 31,728 11.3 2,164 7,000 22,563
12 Gary D. Forsee, Pres/CEO, 56 Sprint Nextel Corp. 28,573 168.5 1,253 3,444 23,876
13 Sanford I. Weill, Chmn emeritus, 72 Citigroup 28,323 26.2 1,000 9,900 17,423
14 Peter Chernin, Pres/COO, 55 News Corp. 27,753 64.9 8,320 18,890 543
15 K. Rupert Murdoch, Chmn/CEO, 75 News Corp. 25,909 9.6 4,509 21,175 225
16 Reuben Mark, Chmn/CEO, 67 Colgate-Palmolive Co. 24,881 49.4 1,797 3,592 19,492
17 Louis C. Camilleri, Chmn/CEO, 51 Altria Group 24,737 81.4 1,663 4,200 18,874
18 Harold McGraw III, Chmn/Pres/CEO, 57 McGraw-Hill Cos. 24,670 47.7 1,172 1,828 21,670
19 Charles Prince, Chmn/CEO, 56 Citigroup 23,255 18.8 1,000 12,000 10,255
20 Mark V. Hurd, Chmn/Pres/CEO, 49 Hewlett-Packard Co. 23,245 NA 817 5,131 17,297
21 Leslie Moonves, Pres/CEO, 56 CBS Corp. 22,824 13.9 5,307 13,000 4,518
22 James Dimon, Pres/CEO, 50 JP Morgan Chase & Co. 22,339 39 1,000 8,400 12,939
23 Kenneth D. Lewis, Chmn/Pres/CEO, 58 Bank of America 22,028 -3.1 1,500 5,650 14,878
24 Samuel J. Palmisano, Chmn/Pres/CEO, 54 IBM Corp. 21,848 87.8 1,680 5,175 14,993
25 Kenneth I. Chenault, Chmn/CEO, 54 American Express Co. 20,259 2.3 1,092 6,000 13,167
Notes: Figures are in thousands and obtained from latest proxies. (*)Total compensation includes salary, bonus and "all other," a combination of long-term incentive payouts, realized gains from the sale of stock options and proxy columns labeled "other" compensation.