Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO
Microsoft’s Ballmer took home a $1.3 million pay package, which is 4% less than his 2011 compensation. Ballmer's 2012 pay consists of a $685,000 salary and a $620,000 bonus. He also received a modest $13,128 in perks. Ballmer's bonus was 91% of his target award and less than half the possible maximum bonus of $1.37 million for which he was eligible. The company, meanwhile, grew revenue by 5% to $73.7 billion (up from $69.9 billion) but saw net income plummet 27% to $17 billion (down from $23.2 billion) in its 2012 fiscal year.