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Highest-Paid CEOs: Top Earner Takes Home $145 Million

And the top-paid CEO among the largest public companies in the U.S. for 2010 was — envelope, please — McKesson (MCK) CEO John Hammergren! The health care executive made $145.3 million last year. It is, as always, good to be the king.

Corporate chiefs as a whole saw a huge rise in their total compensation in 2010, reversing declines over the previous two years, according to a new report by corporate governance firm GMI.