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.
- Hardcover Book
- Iger, Robert (Author)
- English (Publication Language)
- 272 Pages - 09/23/2019 (Publication Date) - Random House (Publisher)