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Business Insurance Magazine has unveiled its list of the five highest-paid U.S. executives from insurance brokerage firms. Check out the whopping compensation packages from the top five broker execs:

5. J. Powell Brown, president and CEO, Brown & Brown Inc.: Total compensation -- $1,780,264
Salary -- $565,000; Non-equity incentive plan compensation -- $1,179,744; All other compensation -- $35,520

4. J. Patrick Gallagher, chairman and CEO, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.: Total compensation -- $3,813,372
Salary -- $1,000,000; Stock & option awards -- $1,013,566; Non-equity incentive plan compensation -- $1,000,000; Change in pension & nonqualified deferred comp -- $36,544; All other compensation -- $763,262

3. Joseph Plumeri, chairman and CEO, Willis Group Holdings P.L.C.: Total compensation -- $12,121,770
Salary -- $1,000,000; Share awards -- $8,106,213; Non-equity incentive plan compensation -- $2,031,250; Change in pension & nonqualified deferred comp -- -$21,461; All other compensation -- $974,584

2. Brian Duperrault, president & CEO, Marsh & McLennan Cos., Inc.: $13,900,000
Salary -- $1,000,000; Bonus awards -- $4,650,000; Long-term incentive awards -- $8,250,000

1. Gregory C. Case, president & CEO, Aon Corp.: $20,783,301
Salary -- $1,500,000; Stock awards -- $17,280,702; Non-equity incentive plan compensation -- $1,950,000; All other compensation -- $52,599