The chief executive officers of the companies listed in the S&P 500 Index earned a combined $4.16 billion in 2006, with half raking in more than $8.3 million, the Associated Press reports. Leading the pack is Yahoo CEO Terry Semel, who earned $71.7 million.

No. 2 on the list is Bob Simpson, CEO of XTO Energy, who earned $59.5 million, followed by Ray R. Irani, CEO of Petroleum Corp., who earned $51.8 million.

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