Top 10 Highest-Paid CEOs

Jonathan Alcorn/Bloomberg via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Leslie Moonves, who was paid $60 million, is the highest-paid CEO of S&P 500 companies with chief executives who have served at least two full years.

Equilar, an executive compensation data firm, put Moonves at the top of the list for fiscal year 2012, despite having a pay drop from the $68 million he was paid the previous year.

Last year, David Simon, chairman and CEO of Simon Property Group, was at the top with $137 million after he received a large stock award accumulated over several years.

As part of Equilar's methodology, the company looked at proxies of companies that were filed Jan. 1 to April 30 of this year. Larry Ellison of Oracle, is not on Equilar's list because the tech company files its proxy statement in September. He is paid about $96 million, which would place him at the top of the list.

Aaron Boyd, Equilar's director of governance research, said the 10 highest-paid CEOs are well-known names.

"It's hard to say there are surprises when you look at the highest-paid list, as the economy continues to improve and stock market is still growing," he said.

Notably, leaders of four media companies make the top 10 list. Robert Iger, chairman and CEO of the Walt Disney Company, parent of ABC News, is number three in the list.

Here's a list of the 10 highest-paid CEOs for fiscal year 2012, according to Equilar.

1. Leslie Moonves, president and CEO, CBS  |  Total compensation: $60,253,647
Base salary: $3.5 million. Fiscal year 2011 compensation: $68,422,211

2. David M. Zaslav, president and CEO, Discovery Communications  |  Total compensation: $49,932,867
Base salary: $3 million. Fiscal year 2011 compensation: $52,404,119

3. Robert A. Iger, chairman and CEO, Walt Disney  |  Total compensation: $37,103,208
Base salary: $2.5 million. Fiscal year 2011 compensation: $31,363,013

4. Philippe P. Dauman, president and CEO, Viacom  |  Total compensation: $33,396,104
Base salary: $3.5 million. Fiscal year 2011 compensation: $43,077,942

5. John J. Donahoe, president and CEO, eBay  |  Total compensation: $29,705,081
Base salary: $970,353. Fiscal year 2011 compensation: $16,456,528

6. Brian L. Roberts, chairman, president and CEO, Comcast  |  Total compensation: $29,124,014
Base salary: $2.8 million. Fiscal year 2011 compensation: $26,934,077

7. Howard Schultz, chairman, president and CEO, Starbucks  |  Total compensation: $28,909,773
Base salary: $1.5 million. Fiscal year 2011 compensation: $16,079,480

8. Kenneth I. Chenault, chairman and CEO, American Express  |  Total compensation: $28,012,789
Base salary: $2 million. Fiscal year 2011 compensation: $22,490,401

9. Rex W. Tillerson, chairman and CEO, Exxon Mobil  |  Total compensation: $27,229,300
Base salary: $2.6 million. Fiscal year 2011 compensation: $25,165,105

10. Kent J. Thiry, co-chairman and CEO, DaVita HealthCare Partners  |  Total compensation: $26,799,121
Base salary: $1.05 million. Fiscal year 2011 compensation: $17,541,645

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