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While 2019 was arguably the most successful and critical year in the history of Disney – Avengers: End Game became the highest grossing film ever, 7 films broke the billion dollar mark, Disney Plus launched – there was one other figure that was below expectations and that’s the salary of Bob Iger, who saw his annual income drop by $18m.

According to a statement, Iger was paid a base salary of $3 million, almost $30 million in stock and option awards and $21.8 million in incentive plan compensation. Iger’s 2018 package included a one-time incentive award granted to him after his agreement to stay with Disney in the role of Chief Executive Officer past his intended retirement date.

Iger was the highest-paid executive at the House of Mouse, earning greater than $30 million more than the second-highest-paid Disney executive, Chief Financial Officer Christine McCarthy, who earned a total compensation package in 2019 of almost $15 million. That was up from her 2018 compensation package of $11.8 million.

We all like Bob, so help him out in these hard times and order a copy of his book The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company at the link below.

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The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company
  • Hardcover Book
  • Iger, Robert (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 272 Pages - 09/23/2019 (Publication Date) - Random House (Publisher)