This is the second in a series of five articles, covering the top five highest paid CEOs in the US. Number two in the list is Richard Kinder, CEO of Kinder Morgan  (NYSE: KMI ) , who made $1.1 billion (and again, as with the number one spot Facebook, that's not a spelling mistake, I did mean billion) in fiscal 2012, the latest year for which figures are available.

The parallels between Mark Zuckerberg and Kinder are remarkable. Like the co-founder of Facebook, Richard Kinder is also the co-founder of his company Kinder Morgan. And pay is not the only issue at Kinder Morgan; in fact, it's not really an issue at all. Again, like Facebook, there are issues with control at Kinder Morgan – though these issues are improving – and, like the billions "earned" by Zuckerberg, this compensation for Mr. Kinder is not really pay at all, it is simply a return on investment.

Read the full analysis by BHJ Partners' Paul Hodgson here.

 
 
Three years later and the Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico is still in the news, probably because the leaks continue – the continuous outflow of cash out of BP to settle claims. This article for Responsible Investor (subscription only but well worth it) takes an in depth look at the current litigation surrounding the worst environmental disaster ever and investigates why sustainability metrics at BP and Transocean’s bonus plans did not seem to affect management behavior. We know why they didn’t at Halliburton – they don’t have any.

Full article behind paywall in Responsible Investor

 
 
This is the first in a series of five articles looking at the five highest paid CEOs in the US. Number one is Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg whose recent $2.3 billion windfall in stock option profits has been making the news.

But as this piece shows it’s never as simple as just a dollar amount and it’s not all about the money since at Facebook the voting control issues and the non-independent board are far worse problems than options granted in 2005.

Read much more of Paul Hodgson's analysis of Facebook at The Motley Fool

 
 
Mickey Arison has just stepped down as CEO of Carnival and appointed a new CEO, and former director, to the position. We’ve seen this situation go sour many times before, most recently at Occidental, and don’t see any reason to change our opinion that this is often not a good move for shareholders or governance.

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I recently wrote about the five most expensive CEO perks for the 2012 fiscal year, the latest year for which figures are available. The highest of all was for Sheldon Adelson, CEO of Las Vegas Sands. With all other compensation of $3.1, the largest portion of this went to providing security for him and his immediate family. Clearly running casinos has not got any safer. Second was Wesley Bush, CEO of Northrop Grumman, with $1.9 million total perks, again largely security provision. Number three was John Crowley, CEO of Amicus Therapeutics, with $1.8 million on medical expenses. Next came Gregory Brown, CEO of Motorola Solutions, with the first in two charitable donations to Rutgers University made in his name. Another $1.8 million cost to shareholders. Finally came the second casino owner, Stephen Wynn, CEO of Wynn Resorts, who received $1.7 million in perks, largely for personal travel on the corporate jet.

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