Robert Iger, chief executive of Walt Disney Co., took home more than $65 million in compensation last year, according to the Burbank media and entertainment company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday.
Iger’s base salary was $2.9 million, his stock awards were $35 million, options totaled $8.3 million, “non-equity incentive plan compensation” came in at $18 million, with other categories making up the remainder.
In a non-binding vote last year, 52 percent of Disney shareholders opposed the compensation packages of Iger and other executives.
Disney’s other top executives took home a fraction of Iger’s compensation. General Counsel Alan Braverman received $10.4 million, Chief Financial Officer Christine McCarthy received $11.8 million, Chief Human Resources Officer Jayne Parker received $6.8 million and Chief Communications Officer Zenia Mucha earned $5.1 million. Kevin Mayer, former chief strategy officer and now chairman of Disney’s online streaming and international operations, took home $11.6 million.
Shares of Disney (DIS) closed Friday down 15 cents, or a fraction of a percent, to $112.65 on the New York Stock Exchange.