News Corp.’s Rupert Murdoch Has His Pay Cut, While Another Top Company Exec Gets a Raise

Sep 5, 2012  •  Post A Comment

News Corp. Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch received a compensation cut for fiscal 2012, although another leading exec at News Corp. — Fox News chief Roger Ailes — got a pay boost, reports Jon Lafayette at B&C.

Murdoch’s total compensation fell 10% to $30 million, with his bonus and stock awards down from last year. His salary was unchanged at $8.1 million.

Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes’ compensation jumped 35% to $21 million, including a $9 million bonus pegged to the performance of Fox News Channel, the story notes. That was up from $8 million in the previous fiscal year. His salary was unchanged at $5 million and he received a stock award of $4.06 million.

News Corp. Chief Operating Officer Chase Carey saw his total compensation drop 18% to $24.8 million.

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