6 Of Top 10 Highest Paid CEOs Are In Media

Leslie Moonves, Philippe Dauman, Robert Iger, David Zaslav,.Jeffrey Bewkes and Brian Roberts make the annual list.

NEW YORK (AP) — Here are the 10 highest-paid CEOs of 2013, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive pay research firm:

1.Anthony Petrello, Nabors Industries, $68.2 million, up 246 percent

2.Leslie Moonves, CBS, $65.6 million, up 9 percent

3.Richard Adkerson, Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold, $55.3 million, up 294 percent

4.Stephen Kaufer, TripAdvisor, $39 million, up 510 percent

5.Philippe Dauman, Viacom, $37.2 million, up 11 percent


6.Leonard Schleifer, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, $36.3 million, up 21 percent

7.Robert Iger, Walt Disney, $34.3 million, up 46 percent

8.David Zaslav, Discovery Communications, $33.3 million, down 33 percent

9.Jeffrey Bewkes, Time Warner, $32.5 million, up 27 percent

10.Brian Roberts, Comcast, $31.4 million, up 8 percent

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Gene Johnson says:

May 27, 2014 at 3:57 pm

I just wonder to what extent these executive salary/income percent increases were reflected throughout the corporations that the run. Did the “average” employee also see a similar increase in their pay? How about any increase in their pay? Average incomes are stagnating while executive pay continues to increase, in some cases by leaps and bounds. If these companies did so well in their performance to justify such increases, why do not the average employees who also contribute to such success not see a similar increase in their income? It would be interesting to see the statistics on the average compensation paid to employees of these companies vs. the highly-paid executives compensation. Assume, just for the sake of a thought game, that each company had 10,000 employees, and that the executives pay was reduced to $10 million, then for the lowest ranked executive (Brian Roberts of Comcast) the difference would be over $20 million. If that difference were applied to all employees, it would be an average of more than $2,000 per employee. Many of those employees (most?) would likely spend most or all of that additional income in any number of ways, immediately putting that money back into the economy. Do you think that any of these executives are going to spend that $20 million and put it back into the economy, at least in as productive a way?

    Wagner Pereira says:

    May 28, 2014 at 1:47 am

    If you want to pay everyone on the same scale and percentage increases, suggest you go join the government or enlist in the military.

Joe Jaime says:

May 27, 2014 at 8:28 pm

Excellent…stay in the business!!

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