20 Nonprofit Executives Who Make Big Bucks

Gary Bettman, National Hockey League

NHL Commissioner Bettman earned a whopping $6.6 million in 2009 while the NHL posted $91.4 million in revenue, according to ERI Economic Research Institute's analysis. While Bettman earns the big bucks, he's scorned by fans who boo him every chance they get, especially when he hands out the Stanley Cup at the end of the playoffs. During Bettman's 20-year tenure, there have been two prolonged lockouts with the players' union, including in 2005 when all games were canceled.

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