Ed Whitacre Jr., AT&T CEO

2006 Compensation: $60,726,924

According to industry lore, AT&T CEO Ed Whitacre didn't use email or have a computer in his office. He served as AT&T’s CEO until after the BellSouth merger and retired his post on April 27, 2007. He gave his successor Randall Stephenson three words of advice: “Give ‘em hell.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ed Whitacre Jr., AT&T CEO
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