2013’s highest paid media executives
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2013’s highest-paid media executives

2013’s highest paid media executives

For top media moguls, base salaries are high. Bonuses, stock options and stock awards are higher. See how a group of elite executives fared in 2013. By Christy Khoshaba

 (Rajesh Nirgude; Justin Sullivan/Getty Images; AP Photo/CBS / Monty Brinton)
Chase Carey | $27 million
Carey, chief operating officer of News Corp., received a compensation package of $27 million, a 9% increase from the previous year. Carey was lauded for his handling of the media company’s breakup and spinoff of the publishing properties.  (Andrew Harrer / Bloomberg)
Rupert Murdoch | $28.9 million
Murdoch, chief executive of 21st Century Fox, received a compensation package of $28.9 million. On top of an $8.1-million base salary, he received a performance-based cash bonus of $12.5 million and stock awards valued at $5.1 million. (Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez/AFP/Getty Images)
Tom Dooley | $29 million
Dooley, chief operating officer of Viacom Inc., received a compensation package of $29 million. In addition to a base salary of $2.5 million, Dooley collected a $13.4-million cash bonus and $8.3 million in stock. (Kevin Winter / Getty Images)
Steve Burke | $31.1 million
Burke, chief executive of NBC Universal, which is wholly owned by Comcast Corp., received a compensation package of $31.1 million. That’s an 18% increase from the $26.3 million he made in 2012. (Scott Eells / Bloomberg)
Brian Roberts | $31.4 million
Roberts, chief executive of Comcast Corp., received a compensation package of $31.4 million. His package indicates an 8% rise from the $29 million package he collected the previous year.  (Timothy A. Clary / AFP/GETTY IMAGES)
David Zaslav | $33.3 million
Zaslav, chief executive of Discovery Communications Inc., received a compensation package of $33.3 million, a drop from his $49.9 million in 2012. He was paid a base salary of $3 million, with a $5.8 million bonus and $22.5 million in stock option awards. (Scott Eells / Bloomberg)
Robert Iger | $34.3 million
Iger, chief executive of Walt Disney Co., received a compensation package of $34.3 million, down about 15% from 2012. Iger’s pay is linked to Disney’s financial performance, and since Disney didn’t outdo its own expectations, Iger’s bonus suffered.  (Mark Davis / Getty Images)
Philippe Dauman | $37.2 million
Dauman, chief executive of Viacom Inc., received a compensation package of $37.2 million, which is an 11% rise from 2012. With a $3.5-million base salary, Dauman also obtained a cash bonus of $16.9 million, plus stock worth more than $10 million.  (Jennifer S. Altman / For the Los Angeles Times)
Leslie Moonves | $66.9 million
Moonves, chief executive of CBS Corp., received a compensation package of $66.9 million, nearly 8% higher than the $62.2 million in 2012. Moonves collected a $3.5-million salary and a $28.5-million bonus, with stock awards valued at $26.5 million. (Evan Agostini / Associated Press)
Sumner Redstone | $93 million
Redstone, executive chairman of both CBS Corp. and Viacom Inc., collected compensation from both companies totaling $93 million. The 90-year-old mogul collected $36 million from Viacom and $57 million from CBS Corp.  (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)
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