It's Still a Golden State (free L.A. Times subscription may be required) The Los Angeles Times surveyed CEO compensation at the 100 largest publicly traded companies in California. Number one was Steve Jobs, with 2003 compensation of $74.75 million. 1. Steve Jobs, Apple Computer, $74.75 million 2. Meg Whitman, EBay, Inc., $42.73 million 3. John Chambers, Cisco Systems, Inc., $38.64 million 4. Angelo Mozilo, Countrywide Financial, $35.22 million 5. Ray Irani, Occidental Petroleum Corp., $30.78 million 6. Stepehn Bennett, Intuit Inc., $28.2 million 7. Bruce Karatz, KB Home, $28.19 million 8. Van Honeycutt, Computer Sciences Corp., $22.97 million 9. Robert Glynn Jr., PG&E Corp., $20.65 million 10. Richard Kovacevich, Wells Fargo & Co., $20 million From Big paychecks still the rule in the CEO's suite (stamfordadvocate.com): Gee, I'm still working on my first million! And note, here's a hilarious coincidence. I have iTunes on Shuffle, and I just noticed it is playing Pink Floyd's "Money" as I type this post!