Bill Gates Made $2.8 Billion More Than You Last Year

Looking for another reason to hate your long-hours-for-low-pay job? Gaze with envy at Vanity Fair’s just-launched “Windfall Report“, which tallies 2007’s biggest paydays. Not surprisingly, Bill Gates tops the list, via $2.8 billion in Microsoft (MSFT) stock sales and dividend payouts.

VF lists 49 others, all of whom made more than you did last year. Notables include:

  • Oracle (ORCL) CEO Larry Ellison: $1.1 billion
  • CDW founder Michael Krasny: $970 million
  • Family of News Corp. (NWS) CEO Rupert Murdoch: $960 milion
  • MSFT co-founder Paul Allen: $775 million
  • Google (GOOG) CEO Eric Schmidt: $600 million
  • Viacom (VIAB) CEO Sumner Redstone: $362 million
  • Right Media CEO Michael Walrath, who sold his company to Yahoo (YHOO): $340 million
  • IAC (IACI) CEO Barry Diller: $300 million
  • aQuantive founder Nicolas Hanauer, who sold his company to MSFT: $282 million
  • Google investor Ram Shriram: $272 million
  • VC king John Doerr: $250 million
  • Star Wars’ George Lucas: $200 million
  • Salesforce.com (CRM) CEO Marc Benioff: $190 million

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