Apple CEO Steve Jobs has made it to Fortune Magazine's list of company heads who have earned money while their company's fortunes floundered.

Jobs earned $78.1 million in restricted stock options last year, as shareholders saw the value of their stock fall 34.6 per cent. However, Jobs takes home just $1 per year, and analysts predict the company is well-placed to grow as the economy improves.

Technology company CEOs took six of the top ten slots for being paid beyond company performance. The report takes a less-than-positive view of the way CEOs are rewarded in US corporate culture.