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The 10 Highest Paid CEOs on Record The richest of the rich
Notes on Executive Pay All data reflects 2014 compensation. Compensation includes salary, value of stock and option awards, and non-equity incentive compensation. When computing size of compensation, the company’s annual net income for 2014 is used. CEOs who were on their first year on the job were not included. The first year often includes heavy stock and option compensation which will not continue for the CEO’s tenure. Compensation figures come from the AFL-CIO database on Executive Pay. Company metrics come from Yahoo! Finance and YCharts. All data regarding company performance is on an annualized basis starting when the CEO took over.
#10: Josh Sapan, AMC Networks Compensation: $40 million Stock returns: 17% per year Revenue growth: 15% per year Net income growth: 25% per year Compensation as % of net income: 15.34% Sapan’s numbers above are a little skewed. Though he has been CEO since 1995, AMC Networks has only been publicly traded since June of 2011. Photo: AMC Networks
#9: Leonard Schleifer, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Compensation: $42 million Stock returns: 14% per year Revenue growth: 30% per year Net income growth: 53% per year (since 2004) Compensation as % of net income: 12.07% Dr. Schleifer founded Regeneron back in 1988 and has led the company ever since.
#8: Marissa Mayer, Yahoo! Compensation: $42 million Stock returns: 42% per year Revenue growth: (2%) per year Net income growth: 24% per year Compensation as % of net income: 0.55% Mayer is attempting to turn around Yahoo! with a focus on video and social media—with the purchase of Tumblr being a key piece of the strategy.
#7: Jay Brown, MBIA Compensation: $44 million Stock returns: (4%) per year Revenue growth: (19%) per year Net income growth: (2%) per year Compensation as % of net income: 7.73% This is Brown’s second stint as CEO of MBIA. He was brought back during the onslaught of the Great Recession. At the time, the company had major exposure to mortgage-backed securities.
#6: Philippe Dauman, Viacom Compensation: $44 million Stock returns: 6% per year Revenue growth: 4% per year Net income growth: 4% per year Compensation as % of net income: 1.84% Dauman has run Viacom since it became a public company. It owns many popular networks, including MTV, SPIKE, Nickelodeon, and Comedy Central. Photo: Joi, via Wikimedia Commons
#5: Bob Iger, Disney Compensation: $46 million Stock returns: 17% per year Revenue growth: 5% per year Net income growth: 12% per year Compensation as % of net income: 0.61% Iger has been at the helm of Disney since 2005. Over that time frame, the company has seen tremendous growth in its stock, with a focus on international expansion.
#4: Les Moonves, CBS Compensation: $57 million Stock returns: 12% per year Revenue growth: 0% per year Net income growth: 6% per year Salary as % of net income: 1.93% Moonves has led CBS since its split with Viacom in late 2005. He actually tried his hand at acting before becoming a media executive. Photo: David Shankbone, via Wikimedia Commons
#3: Jon Feltheimer, Lions Gate Compensation: $64 million Stock returns: 19% per year Revenue growth: 18% per year Net income growth: 43% per year Compensation as % of net income: 35.16% Feltheimer has been calling the shots at Lions Gate since 2000. During that timeframe, the company’s popular hits include Hunger Games and Breaking Bad. Photo: Lions Gate
#2: Mario Gabelli, GAMCO Compensation: $89 million Stock returns: 11% per year Revenue growth: 7% per year Net income growth: 9% per year Salary as % of net income: 81.35% Gabelli founded GAMCO back in 1977. Today, he earns $0 salary and has no stock options or awards. Instead, he is paid a management-fee-based compensation.
#1: David Zaslav, Discovery Communications Compensation: $156 million Stock returns: 16% per year Revenue growth: 12% per year Net income growth: 49% per year Compensation as % of net income: 13.70% Zaslav has run Discovery since early 2007. He has expanded the company’s reach with the TLC and Oprah’s OWN networks. Photo: Discovery Communications
Does anything stick out to you on this list? CEOs of media companies make up half of the high-paid execs! That’s interesting, because if there’s any industry ripe for disruption, it’s media. In fact, we believe that there are three companies that are set to dominate the new age of television and movies. Some of them have already been mentioned here. To find out which ones, continue on to the next slide.
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