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Asia's highest paid CEOs trump US execs in pay rankings

China's pork king Wan Long took home $290m

Wan Long, chairman and chief executive officer of WH Group, the world's biggest pork company, poses with one of the company's products.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Asia's highest paid chief executives received an average of 20% more than their U.S. counterparts in pay and incentives last year, with the region's top earner bringing home nearly three times that of America's best remunerated company boss.

Chief executive officer Wan Long, of Hong Kong listed pork producer WH Group, received total compensation of nearly $300 million in salary and stock-based rewards last year, compared with U.S. chipmaker Broadcom CEO Hock Tan, who earned $104 million in pay and shares.

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