For a half-dozen Northwest CEOs, pay seemingly is not tied to age. Six were under 40 in 2007, and all but two had pay packages valued at more than $1 million.

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For a half-dozen Northwest CEOs, pay seemingly is not tied to age. Six were under 40 in 2007, and all but two had pay packages valued at more than $1 million.

CEO Company Age Total compensation
Benjamin Wolff* Clearwire 39 $15,069,344
Dara Khosrowshahi Expedia 38 8,027,655
Mark Vadon** Blue Nile 38 2,837,100
Ian Morris HouseValues 39 1,410,916
Peter Ungaro Cray 39 791,861
Sujal Patel* Isilon Systems 33 386,148
*Wolff was promoted to CEO in January 2007; Patel was promoted to CEO in October 2007.

**Vadon left the CEO position in February.

Source: Equilar.