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Media Execs Continue To Be The Most Highly Paid Regardless Of Stock Price

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The CEOs of media companies continue to be the most highly paid regardless of stock price, according to a tweet from Rich Greenfield of BTIG, citing a comprehensive view of company filings.

The compensation of Philippe Pierre Dauman, the president, CEO and chairman of Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB), rose 22.1 percent to $54.1 million despite the stock falling 43.7 percent in fiscal 2015.

Brian Roberts of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) also got 10 percent hike in compensation to $36.2 million versus 2.7 percent fall in stock price.

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On the other hand, Robert Iger of Walt Disney Co (NYSE: DIS) got a 3.4 percent pay cut despite the stock climbing 16.9 percent in fiscal 2015. Iger's compensation currently stands at $44.9 million.

Les Moonves of CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS) got $56.8 million for his services. Although, the amount represents a 0.7 percent drop from last year, it was nowhere near stock price decline of 15.5 percent.

Finally, the compensation of Discovery Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA)‘s CEO David Zaslav was slashed 79.3 percent to $32.4 million as the stock price of the company fell 23 percent in fiscal 2015.

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