Bruce Davis, Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences
As executive director for the film group that bestows gold statues on giddy movie stars, Davis made $1.37 million in 2010; the academy reported $86.8 million in revenue that year. He stepped down in 2011 after 22 years overseeing the academy's daily operations. The annual Oscar ceremony is the academy's signature event. The group's other activities include film preservation.