Taking CEO Pay To New Heights

Apple's high-flying Steve Jobs gets a jet-powered package

Nobody can say Steve Jobs hasn't had a couple of good years. He brought Apple Computer back from the grave, and made the company not only competitive but also the most innovative personal-computer maker on the market.

Last week, Apple's board of directors demonstrated its gratitude. They granted Jobs 10 million stock options, already worth $200 million, and threw in $90 million to purchase and care for a Gulfstream V jet, perhaps to taxi the multidimensional CEO from his desk at Apple in Cupertino, Calif., to his other CEO job at Pixar Animation Studios, a few short miles across San Francisco...

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