The Wall Street Journal reports that 2009 wasn't such a bad year for Goldman's top executives after all.
Firm CEO Lloyd Blankfein, COO Gary Cohn and CFO David Viniar all bagged stock bonuses of around $9m for their work in 2009, less than some of their peers at other financial firms like Deutsche Bank, JPMorgan and Wells Fargo. But all these guys also did well last year out of investments they made in Goldman-run investment funds - Blankfein made $18.7m, Cohn $15.1m and Viniar $11.5m.
In the meantime, Reuters reports that BNP CEO Baudouin Prot received $1.43m in compensation for 2009, down from the $1.5m he bagged the year before. And Frederic Oudea, CEO & Chairman of Societe Generale, received $1.51m for 2009, up from the $838,000 he got in 2008.
Finally, Bloomberg reports that AIG CEO Robert Benmosche is to receive a $7m salary again this year, $3m in cash and $4m in common stock.