Category: Show Business

Pay Cut in Half to $43.1 Million

The CEO who was reported as getting the largest entertainment industry payday in 2010 saw his earnings drop by nearly 50%. Phillippe Dauman, chief executive of media company Viacom had his compensation package reduced from $84.5 million to only $43.1…

Mickey Mouse Brings CEO $31.4 Million

The board of the Walt Disney Company said CEO Rober Iger deserved to be the Lion King because 90% of his compensation was based on incentives he earned. The Burbank, Calif. entertainment giant reached record profits last year. Based on…

Big Earners Define Their Own Tax Rate

Jan. 8, 2012 – The story begins by describing Todd Dagres as “a prominent venture capitalist and independent movie producer, (who) earned $3.5 million in 2003 and paid not a cent in federal income tax.” In fact, during the five…