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Median pay for CEOs has reached its highest mark, according to a new report by the Associated Press and executive-pay research firm Equilar.

“Propelled by a soaring stock market, the median pay package for a CEO rose above eight figures for the first time last year,” The AP’s Ken Sweet reported on Tuesday.

The median pay of these CEOs, according to the report, is $10.5 million. Among the top 10 — the top earners among the world’s top earners — media giants such as those at Disney, Time Warner and CBS have the strongest showing, making up six of the 10 highest-paid executives.

10 Brian Roberts
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Company: Comcast

Salary according to the Associated Press: $31.4 million

Roberts has been CEO of Comcast since 2004. According to the Associated Press, his salary increased 8 percent in 2013.

9 Jeffrey Bewkes
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Company: Time Warner

Salary according to the Associated Press: $32.5 million

Bewkes became CEO of Time Warner in 2008. According to the Associated Press, Bewkes' salary increased 27 percent in 2013.

8 David Zaslav
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Company: Discovery Communications

Salary according to the Associated Press: $33.3 million

Zaslav became CEO of Discovery Communications in 2007. According to the Associated Press, Zaslav's salary dropped 33 percent in 2013.

7 Robert Iger
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Company: Walt Disney

Salary according to the Associated Press: $34.3 million

Iger became chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company in 2005 and oversaw the aquisition of Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm.

According to the Associated Press, Iger's salary decreased 7 percent in 2013.

6 Leonard Schleifer
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Company: Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

Salary according to the Associated Press: $36.3 million

Schleifer founded the biotechnology company Regeneron in 1988. According to the Associated Press, his salary increased 21 percent in 2013.

5 Philippe Dauman
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Company: Viacom

Salary according to the Associated Press: $37.2 million

Dauman became President and CEO of Viacom in 2006. According to the Associated Press, his salary increased 11 percent in 2013.

4 Stephen Kaufer
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Company: TripAdvisor

Salary according to the Associated Press: $39 million

Kaufer co-founded the travel website TripAdvisor in 2000. According to the Associated Press, Kaufer's salary increased 510 percent in 2013.

3 Richard Adkerson
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Company: Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold

Salary according to the Associated Press:$55.3 million

Adkerson becam CEO and vice chairman of the copper and gold production company Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc in 2008.

According to the Associated Press, Adkerson's salary increased 294 percent in 2013.

2 Leslie Moonves
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Company: CBS

Salary according to the Associated Press: $65.6 million

Moonves became president of CBS Entertainment in 1995. After serving in various other leadership positions within the company, Moonves became CEO of CBS in 2003.

According to the Associated Press, Moonves' salary increased 9 percent in 2013.

1 Anthony Petrello
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Company: Nabors Industries

Salary according to the Associated Press: $68.2 million

Petrello became Chairman of the Board of Nabors in 2012. According to the Associated Press, his salary increased 246 percent in 2013.