Richard Verstegan 5 a.m., March 12
Qualcomm's Jacobs 26th Highest-Paid Executive
Paul E. Jacobs, 48, who succeeded his father as chief executive officer of Qualcomm in 2005, was the 26th best-paid U.S. CEO last year, according to a compilation in today's (April 10) New York Times. Jacobs's total compensation was $17.6 million, up 1% from the previous year. Among the 200 best-paid top executives was Sempra Energy's Donald Felsinger, whose total compensation was $8.4 million, up 1% from the previous year.