Bill Weldon - Johnson & Johnson
Total Compensation: $29.4M
Details: Weldon, who came in second in year's CEO pay report, once again pulled down one of the largest paychecks in Big Pharma. His earnings were down slightly from his $30.6M haul in 2007, due primarily in a drop in option awards from $7.6M to $4.2M.
Weldon's other compensation totaled $184,165, which included personal use J&J's ($154,045); car and driver for commutation and other personal transportation ($26,595); executive dining room meals; and home security system monitoring fees. It was reported earlier this year that Weldon turned down a merit-pay increase in his base salary for 2009. The compensation committee had offered him the increase, but Weldon recommended that his base salary remain at $1.8 million.
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