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Top 10 highest-paid CEOs in US

This photo shows the ten highest-paid CEOs in 2014, according to a study carried out by executive compensation data firm Equilar and The Associated Press. Top row, from left: David Zaslav, Discovery Communications; Les Moonves, CBS; Philippe Dauman, Viacom; Robert Iger, Walt Disney; and Marissa Mayer, Yahoo. Bottom row, from left: Leonard Schleifer, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals; Marc Benioff, Salesforce; Jeffrey Leiden, Vertex Pharmaceuticals; Brian Roberts, Comcast; and Jeffrey Bewkes, Time Warner. (AP Photo)
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The ten highest-paid CEOs in 2014, according to a recent study. Top row, from left: David Zaslav, Discovery Communications; Les Moonves, CBS; Philippe Dauman, Viacom; Robert Iger, Walt Disney; and Marissa Mayer, Yahoo. Bottom row, from left: Leonard Schleifer, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals; Marc Benioff, Salesforce; Jeffrey Leiden, Vertex Pharmaceuticals; Brian Roberts, Comcast; and Jeffrey Bewkes, Time Warner.

NEW YORK (AP) — Of the 10 highest-paid CEOs for 2014, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, six work in the media industry:

1. David Zaslav, Discovery Communications

2014 compensation: $156.1 million

Change from previous year: Up 368 percent

2. Leslie Moonves, CBS

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2014 compensation: $54.4 million

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Change from previous year: Down 17 percent

3. Philippe Dauman, Viacom

2014 compensation: $44.3 million

Change from previous year: Up 19 percent

4. Robert Iger, Walt Disney

2014 compensation: $43.7 million

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Change from previous year: Up 27 percen

5. Marissa Mayer, Yahoo

2014 compensation: $42.1 million:

Change from precious year: Up 69 percent

6. Leonard Schleifer, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

2014 compensation: $42 million

Change from previous year: Up 16 percent

7. Marc Benioff, Salesforce.com

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2014 compensation: $39.9 million

Change from previous year: Up 27 percent

8. Jeffrey Leiden, Vertex Pharmaceuticals

2014 compensation: $36.6 milliont

Change from previous year: Up 179 percent

9. Brian Roberts, Comcast

2014 compensation: $33 million

Change from previous year: Up 5 percent

10. Jeffrey Bewkes, Time Warner

2014 compensation: $32.7 million

Change from previous year: Unchanged

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