In Pictures: Who are tech’s highest paid CEOs?

Oracle’s Larry Ellison finally ousted from the top spot on our list of highest paid tech execs. We count them down from 50 to 1. (All figures in $US)

Jim Whitehurst, Red Hat CEO and president

Whitehurst’s compensation climbed just 1% in 2011, but Red Hat made much bigger gains in revenue and income during the same time period. His $7.4 million pay package included a $750,000 salary, $1.1 million bonus, equity awards valued at $5.5 million, and perks worth $5,539. On the sales front, Red Hat’s revenue climbed 22% to $909 million, up from $748 million in 2010. Net income increased 23% to $107 million, compared to $87 million a year earlier.

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