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CEOs Who Risk Big for Big Paydays



Research shows that incentivizing CEOs with large pay and stock-option packages doesn't always have the intended effect of aligning their interests with shareholders. These six CEOs got fired because their risky moves backfired. Did their big paydays blind them to risk?

  1. Angelo Mozilo
  2. Stan O'Neal
    Merrill Lynch
  3. Carly Fiorina
  4. Ken Thompson
  5. Kerry Killinger
  6. Chuck Prince



A version of this article appeared in the February 2009 issue of Fast Company magazine.