SandRidge Energy Inc. CEO Tom Ward made the list by reporting he received $783,533 worth of “accounting support” from company employees last year. Chesapeake’s Aubrey McClendon was runner up in the same category with $250,000 in “personal accounting support.” In both cases, the Oklahoma City energy executives were allowed to use company accountants for their personal finances.
McClendon also was mentioned for his personal use of Chesapeake’s corporate jet.
Barry Diller, chairman of Expedia and InterActiveCorp., topped the category with $1.28 million worth of personal use of corporate aircraft. Forbes said McClendon would have been a contender, but he did not make the list because the company said he reimbursed Chesapeake for $650,000 of his $1.1 million aircraft use “after consultation between Mr. McClendon and the Compensation Committee.”