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Pay for NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke soars to $46 million, among corporate America's highest

Pay for NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke soars to $46 million, among corporate America's highest

NBCUniversal Chief Executive Steve Burke received $46 million in compensation last year, boosted by $10 million of stock options granted in a new employment agreement.

Burke’s 2016 pay package, a 37% increase over the previous year, makes him one of the highest-paid executives in corporate America.

His compensation surpassed that of his boss, Comcast Chairman and CEO Brian Roberts, according to a filing Friday with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Comcast owns NBCUniversal.

Burke, 58, has been NBCUniversal’s chief since Comcast Corp. acquired the media company from General Electric Co. in 2011. He signed a four-year contract last July, which came with the $10...

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