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Who Makes What

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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PUNCHING IN
It’s been some time since most multimillionaires laid eyes on a timecard-or saw a nine-to-five workday, for that matter-but in an effort to wrap our heads around the salaries of a few folks hauling down the big bucks, we broke down their paychecks into hourly wages, based on a 40-hour workweek.

Median hourly wage of a U.S. worker: $18.62 (Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
WHO
OPRAH WINFREY
Chairman,
Harpo Inc.
EDWARD J. ZANDER
CEO,
Motorola
W. JAMES McNERNEY JR.
CEO,
Boeing Company
PAUL B. MULHOLLEM
President and CEO,
Archer Daniels Midland
BRENDA C. BARNES
CEO,
Sara Lee
CRAIG P. OMTVEDT
Senior vice president and CFO,
Fortune Brands
DAVID B. VERMYLEN
President and COO,
Treehouse Foods
MICHAEL G. STEIN
Executive vice president,
Corus Bank N.A.
SALARY (2006)
Approx. $225 million*
$4.87 million**
$3.57 million**
$1.67 million***
(retired)
$1.43 million**
$555,000***
$$555,000***
$275,000***
HOURLY WAGE
$108,173
$2,341
$1,716
$803
$688
$267
$240
$132
*Source: Forbes. ***Source: Chicago Tribune. ***Source: Crain’s Chicago Business 2007 Book of Lists

 

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