Healthcare execs top list of highest-paid CEOs

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"The 36.5 percent increase in realized compensation is particularly notable when it's put in context of the modest growth of the economy in 2010 and general public company performance last year," Paul Hodgson, chief communications officer and senior research associate at GMI, said in a statement.

Other healthcare CEOs rounded out the Top 10.

Thomas Ryan, CEO of the drugstore chain CVS Caremark, made a reported $68 million for the fifth spot. And the CEO of health insurer Aetna, Ronald Williams, took the ninth spot with $58 million.