Danielle Falknor 6:30 p.m., March 11
Qualcomm's Jacobs One of Biggest Earners of Decade
Irwin Mark Jacobs, a founder of San Diego's Qualcomm, raked in $436.8 million total compensation in the 1999-2008 period, making him the 16th biggest executive earner of the last decade, according to a study by the Wall Street Journal. The study, published in today's (July 27) edition, included salaries, bonuses, perks and realized gains on both restricted stock and stock options. It did not include new stock and option grants and didn't record whether the executives sold shares. Jacobs's son Paul E. Jacobs is now chief executive, and last year raked in $18.9 million. The top earner was Larry Ellison, founder and chief executive of software firm Oracle, who received $1.84 billion in compensation during the decade.