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Media Moguls' Salaries Going Up Once Again…

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Curious to hear which media moguls made mad money in the past couple of years?

Here are some recent yearly total compensation stats from the highest paid moguls in the entertainment industry:

-Disney's Bob Iger earned $28 million total in 2010

-Viacom's Philippe Dauman earned $84.5 million total in 2010

-CBS' Les Moonves earned $43.2 million in 2009

-News Corp's Rupert Murdoch earned $22.7 million in 2010

Certainly, there are some moguls who have taken paycuts for the sake of their companies, but the big guys here seem to be doing quite well for themselves…especially Philippe!

$84.5 million?!?!?!? It's good to be the President/CEO of Viacom!

What do U think of these salaries? Do U think these media moguls are getting paid what they deserve?

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16 comments to “Media Moguls' Salaries Going Up Once Again…”

  1. 1

    Yeah, it's good to be the president/CEO of Viacom, because all they do is take down YouTube videos of people trying to put up creative content. WAY TO GO.

  2. 2

    I don't know what would be an acceptable job requirement in order to receive over $84 million dollars in one year…..but I'm pretty sure delegating work to other people just so we can watch a TV isn't one of them.

    - I got one! If you can put your hands on someone's head an cure their cancer…that would be worthy of $84 million a year. Can Phillipe do that?

  3. 3

    This depresses me

  4. gooby says – reply to this


    connections and nepotism sure pays well! and the sad truth is that a gerbil could do their jobs.. glad to see the entertainment industry has been tanking these past number of years too.. failing upwards! :)

  5. 5

    Greedy white male Republicans.

  6. 6

    Must be nice to keep getting raises like that, and make disgusting amounts of money like that. While others who actually do more important jobs, like our soldiers, make pennies compared to what they do. Shows how fucked up this country really is…

  7. 7

    Re: PalmSprings – I would hate to disappoint you but with the exception of Murdoch you will find that most media leaders lean Democratic. You will also find that leaders at Goldman Sachs lead Democrat as well. Just look at how much they gave their buddy President Obama as compared to McCain. People really need to stop buying into the Rich White Republican male crapola.

  8. 8

    who even needs that much money? Theres no possible way he can even spend all that money…unfortunately this world is unjust do to people who get paid extreme amounts of money. TOO BAD THEY DONT GIVE MONEY TO PEOPLE IN NEED OR THIS WORLD IN NEED>>>it could be used for so many great purposes…but they are greedy little devils. why do celebs get paid so much…and we are all fools for watching there movies and giving them all money for what.. half them arent even that good of actors/singers/entertainers….we idolize these people for no reason. its sad this world is sad ..

  9. 9

    What are they doing to earn these kind of bucks? … selling other peoples souls?

  10. 10

    It's nice to know how much Bob Iger is getting when Disney is still laying off and everyone else is getting a measly 2% raise!!

  11. @v@ says – reply to this


    I read the following the other day, but I can't remember where; You have 100 pieces of pizza and 100 people. Four people take 80 pieces, and the remaining 20 pieces are for the 96 people who are left. The well fed four make you believe that if you work really hard, you too can live the good life and have 80 pieces for yourself. That's the concept we all live, but it doesn't have a chance in hell of working out for most people.

  12. 12

    No, of course they don't deserve it. It's these high-priced moguls and their fat salaries that are sucking the life out of the entertainment media. It's only to fill their pockets that we got all those animated movies shoved down our throats in 2010 and why they are doing re-runs of all the successful 80s movies. The studios are in deep shit and these guys know it, but their so greedy they'll tank their own livelihood to make a buck today but screw everyone else down the road. THEY SUCK!

  13. 13

    The death of the free press will be the death of democracy. These people are evil.

  14. 14

    Re: @v@ – bill maher, bb!

  15. 15

    Re: PalmSprings – You're such a stupid dick.

  16. @v@ says – reply to this


    Re: ilovejoomayun – Yes! Thanks. That means I must have heard it rather than read it. I probably didn't even tell it right, because I couldn't remember where to look for it. I currently have information overload, but I thought it was a great snippet. Figures that it was Maher. Some of his rantings are pure treasure. So much so that I sent a scathing letter to his former network employer when they didn't appear to have his back.