Mozilla chief makes $500,000-plus a year

Mitchell Baker, who joined Netscape in 1994 and now serves as both chairwoman of the nonprofit Mozilla Foundation and CEO of the for-profit Mozilla Corporation, clocks over a half million in annual salary and benefits, according to a New York Times report. That's more than the $285,000 the foundation, which holds $74 million in assets, says it gave away in grants in 2006. Baker correctly points out that $500K is less than most major Valley CEOs make. I'm pretty sure Wall Street Journal gadget reviewer Walt Mossberg pulls in more. Still, the next time one of you bright-eyed kids writes in to say I owe it to the community to blog up Mozilla and advocate open-source projects? I already gave at the office. (Photo by Jeff Carlick/Bloomberg News)