Ready to slam your noggin against the side of your cubicle? Put on a helmet and read on. TheWall Street Journal has revealed the top-paid public company executives of the past decade. With compensation higher than the GDP of many small countries, these deep-pocketed head honchos make enough money to have a pool filled with cash a la Scrooge McDuck.

Check out the top five earners of the decade:

  1. Larry Ellison, Founder and CEO of Oracle Corp., $1.84 billion
  2. Barry Diller, Chairman and CEO of IAC/InterActiveCorp, $1.14 billion
  3. Ray Irani, CEO Occidental Petroleum Corp., $857 million
  4. Steve Jobs, Co-founder and CEO Apple Inc., $749 million
  5. Richard Fairbank, CEO Capital One Financial Corp., $569 million.

Full story at WSJ.

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