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How much money does Barack Obama make as a U.S. senator? Find out salary information about him and others in various fields.

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THE BONUS ROUND
Some people get a fruitcake; others get 396 percent of their annual income. We scoured SEC filings and other sources to find out what a few bigwigs made in bonuses.

WHO
IRENE ROSENFELD
CEO,
Kraft Foods
TED LILLY
Starting pitcher,
Chicago Cubs
KEVIN BENSON
President and CEO,
Laidlaw International**
RONALD TAYLOR
CEO,
DeVry Inc.
BRIAN GAMACHE
CEO,
WMS Industries***
TOTAL PAY
$6.45 million* (2006)
$9 million (2007)
$1.89 million
$1.71 million
$1.23 million
BASE SALARY
$1.3 million
$5 million
$663,667
$900,000
$737,500
BONUS
$5.15 million
$4 million
$1.23 million
$810,113
$493,670
BONUS AS PERCENTAGE OF SALARY
396
80
185
90
67
BONUS IN NUMBER OF …
16-slice packages of Kraft American Singles:
1,122,004
16-ounce cups of Old Style at Wrigley Field:
727,273
Roundtrip Greyhound bus tickets between Chicago and Milwaukee:
51,250
Semesters (tuition only) at DeVry University’s Illinois campuses:
131
25-cent plays on a Hot Hot Super Jackpot slot machine:
1,974,680

 
* Does not include award of restricted stock worth between $3.1 million and $8.8 million. (Additional source: Chicago Tribune) (Additional sources: Chicago Tribune, sportsline.cnn.com) **Naperville-based holding company for Greyhound bus lines   ***Waukegan-based gaming company. (Additional source: Daily Herald)

 

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