Stephen Smith, Equinix CEO and president
Smith’s compensation climbed 20% in 2012, and Equinix made even bigger gains in revenue and income during the year. His $7.8 million pay package included a $672,115 salary, $805,000 bonus, equity awards valued at $6.3 million, and $7,500 in perks. On the sales front, Equinix revenue climbed 21% to $1.9 billion, up from $1.6 billion in 2011. Net income increased 59% to $148 million, compared to $93 million a year earlier.