May 28, 2012
In this Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011 file photo, Sanjay Jha, Chairman and CEO of Motorola Mobility, is interviewed on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange after his company's stock began trading. Jha is one of the top 10 highest paid CEOs at publicly held companies in America last year, according to calculations by Equilar, an executive compensation data firm, and The Associated Press.
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Profits at big U.S. companies broke records last year, and so did pay for CEOs. The head of a typical public company made $9.6 million in 2011, according to an analysis by The Associated Press using data from Equilar, an executive pay research firm.