Angelo Mozilo, chairman and chief executive officer of Countrywide Financial Corp., was the ninth-highest paid CEO among the 500 largest American public companies last year, according to a list compiled by Forbes.com.Forbes calculated Mr. Mozilo's 2004 compensation at $96.9 million and said he owned $40.5 million of company shares. Other mortgage-related CEOs among the top 100 in 2004 included Richard Kovacevich of Wells Fargo, who was 12th with $53.1 million in compensation; Robert Toll of Toll Brothers, 13th with $50.2 million; Jerry Grundhofer of US Bancorp, 21st at $38.6 million; William Foley of Fidelity National Financial, 32nd at $33.9 million; Edward Linde of Boston Properties, 48th at $24.2 million; Robert Wilmers of M&T Bank, 80th at $16.4 million; Kerry Killinger of Washington Mutual, 83rd at $15.7 million; and Ara Hovnanian of Hovnanian Enterprises, 99th at $13.4 million.

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