10 top-paid CEOs and their compensations

10. Les Moonves

  • Cash compensation: $29.9 million
  • Stock and options: $24.5 million
  • Change in total pay (1 year): -6%
  Moonves served as co-president and co-chief operating officer of Viacom, Inc., the predecessor to CBS Corporation, from 2004 until the company split on December 31, 2005. Prior to that he had been in a series of executive positions for CBS since July 1995. Moonves has also been a Director at ZeniMax Media since 1999.