Media Moguls On Elevated Pay Scale
(LATIMES.com) — While the nation’s CEOs in general typically saw their earnings slip in 2009, the men — and they’re all men — at the top of the conglomerates that operate the TV networks, movie studios, cable systems and other outposts of the media world continued to command pay packages on par with, and in some cases far higher than, A-list actors. Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Bob Iger collected a package worth nearly $24 million for 2009. Philippe Dauman, who manages Viacom Inc., which includes the MTV networks, Comedy Central and Paramount Pictures, got an almost 22% raise to $34 million. CBS Corp. chief Leslie Moonves’ pay more than doubled to $43.2 million. News Corp.’s Rupert Murdoch topped $22 million, and Time Warner Inc.’s Jeffrey Bewkes received nearly $20 million.