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Highest paid U.S. CEOs in 2014

Equilar, an executive pay data firm, has ranked the 200 highest paid CEOs at public U.S. companies in 2014. David Zaslav of Discovery Communications topped the list with $156.1 million in total compensation. Marissa Mayer, the leader of Yahoo!, was the highest-earning woman in the rankings, at No. 14, with $42.1 million. See more on the rankings here.

1. David Zaslav

David Zaslav of Discovery Communications was the highest-paid
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David Zaslav of Discovery Communications was the highest-paid U.S. CEO in 2014 with $156.1 million in total compensation. This photo of Zaslav is from July 2013 in Sun Valley, Idaho.

2. Michael Fries

Michael Fries, second from right, the CEO of
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Michael Fries, second from right, the CEO of Liberty Global, an international telecommunications and television company, was second in Equilar's rankings with $112 million in compensation in 2014. He was attending an art and film gala on Nov. 1, 2014, in Los Angeles.

3. Mario Gabelli

Mario Gabelli, the CEO of GAMCO Investors, a
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Mario Gabelli, the CEO of GAMCO Investors, a wealth management company, is No. 3 on the list with $88.5 million in 2014 compensation. On Oct. 7, 2012, Gabelli and his wife, Regina Pitano, pose with Gaetano Russo's 1892 sculpture of Christopher Columbus at an art installation above Manhattan's Columbus Circle. Gabelli was the grand marshal of the Columbus Day parade that year.

4. Satya Nadella

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella was fourth on the
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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella was fourth on the list, with $84.3 million in 2014 compensation.

5. Nick Woodman

GoPro CEO Nick Woodman ranks No. 5 with
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GoPro CEO Nick Woodman ranks No. 5 with $77.4 million in compensation in 2014. He's holding a GoPro camera, the company's signature product, in his mouth on June 26, 2014, as he celebrates his company's IPO at the Nasdaq MarketSite in Manhattan.

6. Gregory Maffei

Gregory Maffei, the CEO of Liberty Media Corp.
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Gregory Maffei, the CEO of Liberty Media Corp. and Liberty Interactive Corp., ranked sixth with $73.8 million in compensation in 2014. Maffei was attending the Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, Calif. on April 27, 2015. The companies focus on media, communications and entertainment.

7. Larry Ellison

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison ranked No. 7 on
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Oracle CEO Larry Ellison ranked No. 7 on the list with $67.3 million in compensation in 2014. Last year, he left his job at the multinational computer technology corporation.

8. Steven Mollenkopf

Steven Mollenkopf, the CEO of Qualcomm, was eighth
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Steven Mollenkopf, the CEO of Qualcomm, was eighth in the rankings with $60.7 million in 2014 compensation. The company designs, develops, manufactures, and markets digital communications products and services.

9. David Hamamoto

David Hamamoto, the CEO of NorthStar Realty Finance,
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David Hamamoto, the CEO of NorthStar Realty Finance, is No. 9 on the list with $60.3 million in compensation in 2014. He and his wife, Marty Hamamoto, attend a gala on Oct. 22, 2014, for the World Monuments Fund at The Pierre hotel in Manhattan.

10. Les Moonves

Les Moonves, the chief of CBS Corp., was
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Les Moonves, the chief of CBS Corp., was the 10th-highest-paid U.S. CEO in 2014, with $54.4 million in compensation. Moonves was attending the annual Milken Institute Global Conference on April 29, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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