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Ranking the media moguls

This table shows how much top me­dia-in­dustry ex­ec­ut­ives were paid in fisc­al 2010, as well as each com­pany’s rev­en­ue in that year. The ex­ec­ut­ives are ranked by total pay, which con­sists of cash pay (in­clud­ing salary and bo­nus), stock and stock op­tions, and oth­er pay, which can in­clude de­ferred com­pens­a­tion and oth­er perks. The fig­ures do not in­clude de­ferred com­pens­a­tion cashed out last year or profit from stock op­tions ex­er­cised in the year be­cause those are con­sidered to be pay from pre­vi­ous years.

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May 29, 2011
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Executive Company Title Cash pay (millions) Value of stock and options received (millions) Other pay (millions) Total pay (millions) Change from prior year (%)
Philippe P. Dauman Viacom* Chief Executive $13.90 $70.50 $0.20 $84.50 +149%
Thomas E. Dooley Viacom* Chief Operating Officer $10.80 $53.80 $0.10 $64.70 +139%
Leslie Moonves CBS Chief Executive $31.00 $22.90 $3.80 $57.70 +34%
David M. Zaslav Discovery Communications Chief Executive $6.40 $35.70 $0.40 $42.60 +265%
Sumner M. Redstone CBS & Viacom* Executive Chairman $18.60 $16.60 $0.20 $35.30 +7%
Stephen B. Burke Comcast Exec. VP; NBCUniversal CEO $14.00 $14.90 $5.90 $34.70 +2%
Michael D. White DirecTV Chairman, CEO $5.40 $27.20 $0.30 $32.90 N/A
Brian L. Roberts Comcast Chairman, CEO $13.70 $11.20 $6.10 $31.10 +14%
Robert A. Iger Walt Disney Chief Executive $15.50 $11.80 $2.40 $29.60 +24%
Thomas M. Rutledge Cablevision Systems Chief Operating Officer $10.50 $13.80 $3.90 $28.20 +8%
Jeffrey L. Bewkes Time Warner Chairman, CEO $16.40 $9.60 $0.30 $26.30 +34%
Chase Carey News Corp. Chief Operating Officer $23.10 $0.00 $2.90 $26.00 N/A
Irving L. Azoff Live Nation Entertainment Chairman $6.90 $2.10 $13.80 $22.80 N/A
K. Rupert Murdoch News Corp. Chairman, CEO $12.50 $4.10 $6.20 $22.70 +2%
Glenn A. Britt Time Warner Cable Chairman, CEO $9.60 $7.40 $0.40 $17.40 +9%
Michael Rapino Live Nation Entertainment Chief Executive $8.80 $7.00 $0.10 $15.90 +138%
Charles F. Dolan Cablevision Systems Chairman $10.00 $3.00 $0.70 $13.80 -14%
James L. Dolan Cablevision Systems Chief Executive $10.10 $2.80 $0.50 $13.40 -22%
Thomas O. Staggs Walt Disney Chairman, Parks & Resorts $5.00 $4.50 $0.70 $10.20 +17%
John S. Riccitiello Electronic Arts Chief Executive $1.50 $8.30 $0.00 $9.80 +119%
John S. Hendricks Discovery Communications Chairman $1.60 $7.70 $0.30 $9.50 -45%
Michael R. Burns Lions Gate Entertainment Vice Chairman $2.40 $4.50 $0.00 $6.90 +138%
Jeffrey Katzenberg DreamWorks Animation Chief Executive $0.00 $6.70 $0.00 $6.70 -71%
Gregory B. Maffei Liberty Media Chief Executive $5.80 $0.00 $0.60 $6.40 -93%
Robert A. Kotick Activision Blizzard Chief Executive $3.20 $1.90 $0.50 $5.60 +78%
Reed Hastings Netflix Chairman, CEO $0.50 $5.00 $0.00 $5.50 +100%
Barry Diller IAC Chairman, Sr. Executive $3.00 $0.00 $0.70 $3.70 +15%
Jon Feltheimer Lions Gate Entertainment Co-Chairman, CEO $3.20 $0.40 $0.10 $3.60 -53%
John C. Malone Liberty Media Chairman $0.00 $0.00 $1.50 $1.50 +4%
Charles W. Ergen Dish Network Chairman, CEO $0.60 $0.00 $0.20 $0.80 -20%

Sources: Equilar

Credits: Thomas Suh Lauder, Ben Welsh

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