Sheryl Sandberg Was Facebook's Best-Paid Employee in 2011

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Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook, got paid $30.87 million last year, making her the most highly compensated employee at the company in 2011.

That disclosure, including in Facebook's S-1 filing with the SEC on Wednesday, further outlines that Sandberg got $295,833 in salary plus a bonus of $85,133 and stock awards worth $30,491,613.

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That trumps the $1.49 million that CEO Mark Zuckerberg received. Zuckerberg's compensation included a salary of $483,333 plus a $220,500 bonus and "other compensation" worth $783,529. The bulk of that figure was related to "personal use of aircraft chartered in connection with his comprehensive security program for his family and friends. Another $90,850 of that amount was for "costs related to estate and financial planning."

David Ebersman, the company's CFO, meanwhile, received $18.68 million last year, which includes a $295,833 salary, a bonus of $86,133 and $18.3 billion in stock awards. Rounding out the list are Mike Schroepfer, vice president of engineering, who got $24.7 million in total and Theodore Ullyot, vp, general counsel and secretary, who received $7 million.

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Though those employees were the highest-compensated in 2011, none of them stand to gain nearly as much in Facebook's IPO as Mark Zuckerberg.

Zuckerberg, whose net worth in 2011 was estimated at $17.5 billion last year, claims 56.9% voting power in Facebook and owns more than 1 billion shares in the company.

The next on the list of top shareholders among company executive officers and directors is James Breyer, a venture capitalist, who owns 201 million shares and has 11.4% voting rights in the company. Peter Thiel, another VC, has 44 million shares, which translates to 2.5% voting rights. Sandberg, meanwhile, has 1.9 million shares.

Among outside investors, Goldman Sachs holds 65.9 million shares while Dustin Moskovitz, a co-founder, holds 133.8 million shares.

The pricing for the stock has not been set at this time.

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