Oracle's Ellison is best-paid CEO of decade

Written by Press Trust of India | New York | Updated: Jul 29 2010, 05:23am hrs
Software major Oracle Corp founder and chief executive Larry Ellison topped the list of best-paid executives in public companies during the past decade, receiving $1.84 billion as compensation, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis.

Ellison, who founded Oracle in 1977, holds 23% stake in it. In the 10 years ended May 31, 2009, the most recent fiscal year for which Oracle has disclosed pay data, its market capitalisation nearly tripled to $98 billion. Barry Diller has bagged the second position in the list of 25 best-paid executives.