You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Iger takes home $31.4 mil in 2011

Disney CEO's pay, bonus for fiscal year is up 13.6% from 2010

Walt Disney CEO Robert Iger earned $18.5 million in base pay and bonus for fiscal 2011, up 13.6% from the year before, the company said in its annual proxy filling with the Securities and Exchange Commission Friday. Including equity awards worth $12.9 million, his total compensation rose to $31.4 million.

That compares with a total of $28 million the previous year, which included $11.6 million in equity awards.

Disney said in the fiilng that executive compensation was based on “the exceptional growth the Company achieved in the face of a persistent challenging economic environment.”

It noted that the biggest chunk of Iger’s compensation came in performance-based awards. And it said the figure given for equity compensation reflects the so-called fair value on the date of the award. That means the actual amount an exec takes home can vary depending on how Disney stock does and other metrics.

Iger will assume the title of chairman in March and has announced plans to step down as CEO in 2015 but remain executive chairman for another year.

Disney’s general counsel Alan Braverman was the Mouse’s next highest paid exec with total annual compensation of $21.6 million, well up from $7 million the year before as his bonus jumped by nearly $6 million and his equity awards by nearly about $7 million.

The top five highest paid execs, including Kevin Mayer, exec VP for corporate strategy and business development; chief financial officer Jay Rasulo; and head of human resources Jayne Parker together received total compensation $55 million.

Disney said it will hold its annual meeting of shareholders on March 31 in Kansas City, Missouri.

More Film

  • Glass trailer

    Box Office: 'Glass' Dominates MLK Weekend With $47 Million

    M. Night Shyamalan’s “Glass” topped box office charts over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, collecting $40 million over the weekend for a four-day sum of $47 million. If estimates hold, “Glass” will come in behind “American Sniper” ($107 million) and “Ride Along” ($48 million) as the third-best showing for both January and MLK holiday [...]

  • FICG Names Estrella Araiza As New

    Estrella Araiza To Head Up Guadalajara Intl Film Festival

    The Guadalajara Intl. Film Festival (FICG) has announced that Estrella Araiza, until now the festival’s head of industry and markets and director of the Guadalajara IntL. Film Festival in Los Angeles, has been promoted to the position of general director of the prominent Mexican festival. She replaces Ivan Trujillo, appointed director of TV UNAM. Araiza [...]

  • 'St. Bernard Syndicate' Review: A Quietly

    Film Review: 'St. Bernard Syndicate'

    John C. Reilly and Steve Coogan may have received major award nominations this season for their fine work in “Stan & Ollie,” but there’s arguably a superior Laurel & Hardy tribute act to be found in the droll Danish comedy “St. Bernard Syndicate.” As a pair of bumbling losers who turn an already dubious business [...]

  • With PGA win, 'Green Book' is

    Oscars: With PGA Victory, 'Green Book' Becomes Best Picture Frontrunner

    Save for a pair of recent back-to-back discrepancies in “The Big Short” and “La La Land,” the Producers Guild’s Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Theatrical Motion Pictures has been a fairly reliable barometer for the annual Oscar season outcome. At least, ever since both the PGA and film Academy expanded their top categories, sharing the [...]

  • Peter Farrelly30th Annual Producers Guild Awards,

    PGA Awards: 'Green Book' Wins Top Feature Film Award

    “Green Book” has won the Producers Guild’s Darryl F. Zanuck Award as the top feature film of 2018. The 1960s drama-comedy topped “BlacKkKlansman,” “Black Panther” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Crazy Rich Asians,” “The Favourite,”  “A Quiet Place,” “Roma,” “A Star Is Born” and “Vice. “When you make ‘Dumb and Dumber’ you never expect to get an award,” [...]

  • Netflix HQ LA

    Andy Gruenberg, Veteran Film Executive, Dies at 68

    Veteran film executive Andy Gruenberg, who most recently oversaw theatrical distribution at Netflix, died suddenly on Friday. He was 68. Gruenberg worked on classic films like “Ghostbusters,” “Karate Kid” and “Silverado” while at Columbia Pictures in the 80s and 90s. He then moved to MGM where he served as exec VP of distribution. There he [...]

  • Fyre Festival Caterer Receives Thousands in

    Unpaid Fyre Festival Caterer Raises Thousands in Donations on GoFundMe

    As two Fyre Festival documentaries hit the airwaves, a couple who say their credit was ruined due to the Fyre Festival’s lack of payment for their services have raised $54,381 at time of publication on GoFundMe. Elvis and Maryann Rolle wrote on their page that they catered “no less than 1000 meals per day” in [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content