As the Chief Executive Officer at Barnes & Noble, William Lynch earned a total compensation of $10,008,398 in 2011, which increased by 524.28% compared to 2010.

Of this total, $1,142,308 was earned as salary, $450,000 was received as a bonus, $3,098,340 was awarded as stock, $5,285,000 was received in stock options, and $32,750 came from all other compensation.

William Lynch worked with Leonard Riggio, Joseph Lombardi, Allen Lindstrom, Jaime Carey, Mary Ellen Keating, Mitchell Klipper, and Michael Huseby at Barnes & Noble in 2011.

Year Adjustment

The company's 2012 fiscal year, which ended on April 30, actually covered the majority of year 2011. This website therefore treated this period as year 2011.

Compensation Data Fiscal 2012 Ends: Apr 30
  • Salary$1,142,308
  • Bonus$450,000
  • Stock Awards$3,098,340
  • Option Awards$5,285,000
  • Other$32,750
  • Total$10,008,398
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