5. Glen T. Senk

Title: CEO, Urban Outfitters (URBN)
MBA: University of Chicago
Total Compensation: $29,944,180
Take-Home Pay: $3,012,276


Career Highlights: As a young man, Senk had several show horses and was a rider. As he recalled in a 2009 New York Times article, he eventually turned his pastime into a business that helped pay for his education. His first job after the Chicago MBA program was as an assistant buyer for Bloomingdale's. He ended his tenure at Bloomingdale's as senior vice-president and managing director of Bloomingdale's By Mail. He then became an executive at Habitat, a home furnishings company in London. After a stint as head merchant for all five of Williams-Sonoma's businesses, he started raising money for his own food business. During this time, Senk, determined to launch a startup, turned down his first offer to join Urban Outfitters, according to the Times article. When he realized he was not so great at fund-raising, he returned his investors' money and became president of Anthropologie for Urban Outfitters. In 2007, he became CEO of the company.

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