7. In which CEO list did Cisco's John Chambers beat Apple's Steve Jobs and Google's Eric Schmidt, but trailed behind Oracle's Larry Ellison and Sprint Nextel's Gary Forsee?
In the list of "What network CEOs really make". Chambers earned a US$350,096 salary and US$3.5 million bonus in Cisco's fiscal 2007 year. A little more than US$7.1 million in option awards and US$7,677 in other compensation upped his total compensation to US$11 million. But that was nothing compared to the US$40 million total compensation in 2007 for Forsee. Though he did beat Jobs' US$1 compensation, and Schmidt's US$480,561 check.