Can you guess which media company executive pulled down close to $85 million in compensation last year?
It’s Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman, who received $84.5 million, way more than double the amount he received as compensation in 2009, which was $34 million, Reuters reporrts
His 2010 compensation included a one-time stock and option award worth $54.2 million, part of a new five-year agreement he signed in April, the story notes, citing a proxy statement filed on Friday.
Chairman Sumner Redstone’s total compensation for 2010 was $15 million, the story notes, while Viacom Chief Operating Officer Thomas Dooley received a total package worth $64.6 million, including a one-time stock and option award valued at $40.8 million.
In 2009, Dooley’s package was worth $27 million, the article said.
The article adds, "Shares of Viacom, which owns cable networks like MTV and movie studio Paramount Pictures, gained almost 23 percent during its 2010 fiscal year."