What's His Name

The Low-Profile Finance Kings

While everyone was watching to see what kind of money Goldman Sach's Lloyd Blankfein would make this year—it turned about to be $9.7 million—other not so famous names in finance were taking home the bacon. The biggest earner this year was John Stumpf, the head of San Francisco-based Wells Fargo. He earned $18.7 million in cash and stocks. The bailout has turned the normal order of compensation upside in finance, as high profile executives receive the same amount and sometimes less as those executives who work for them, The New York Times reports. Credit card giants did particularly well: Visa's Joseph Saunders made $15.5 million, more than what top execs at Bank of America and Citigroup were paid.