I can see top users who have reputation upwards of 300,000.
jon-skeet - 341K reputation.
Answered 15194 questions (so far).
marc-gravell -249K reputation.
Answered 8327 questions (so far).
There are many more.
Surely they have a career, are in a very high position, and will be busy most of the time.
How do they have time to answer so many questions per day? They have to spend their precious time answering, thereby losing hours spent in the office.
So, my question is:
Does stackoverflow officially pay them for answering questions?
(Forgive me if my question is absurd. I was simply curious.)