In Pictures: Who are tech’s highest paid CEOs?

Oracle’s Larry Ellison finally ousted from the top spot on our list of highest paid tech execs. We count them down from 50 to 1. (All figures in $US)

Jim Balsillie, former RIM co-CEO

In his final full year as co-CEO of Research In Motion, Balsillie took home a $5.1 million pay package, which included a $1.2 million salary, $1.2 million bonus, equity awards valued at $2.7 million, and perks and other compensation worth $23,363. His total pay is up 12% from 2010, when he received $4.6 million. Balsillie and his former co-CEO, Mike Lazaridis, were ousted in early 2012, when Thorsten Heins was named president and CEO. Balsillie remains a member of RIM’s board and Lazaridis is vice chair.

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