May 25: $137 million for the highest paid CEO in 2011

Who made the most in 2011? A mall owner, topping the CEO payscale with a take-home check of $137.2 million in 2011, the Associated Press reports today.

That’s about $732.73 per minute. For context, it’d take your everyday American 3,489 years to make that much money (considering the national median salary of $39,312). It’d take your average Wal-Mart worker 9,096 years to make it (considering the minimum wage of $7.25 per hour). And it’d still exceed the combined pay of President Obama, Vice President Biden, the Cabinet, the Supreme Court justices, all the members of the Senate and House of Representatives and all 50 governors.

Here’s the top 10 list:

1. David Simon, Simon Property Group, $137.2 million, up 458 percent

2. Leslie Moonves, CBS, $68.4 million, up 20 percent

3. David M. Zaslav, Discovery Communications, $52.4 million, up 23 percent

4. Sanjay K. Jha, Motorola Mobility, $47.2 million, up 262 percent

5. Philippe P. Dauman, Viacom, $43.1 million, down 49 percent

6. David M. Cote, Honeywell International, $35.7 million, up 135 percent

7. Robert A. Iger, Walt Disney, $31.4 million, up 12 percent

8. Clarence P. Cazalot Jr., Marathon Oil, $29.9 million, up 239 percent

9. John P. Daane, Altera, $29.6, million, up 278 percent

10. Alan Mulally, Ford Motor, $29.5 million, up 11 percent

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