1. David M. Zaslav

  • Cash compensation: $11 million
  • Stock and options: $145 million
  • Change in total pay (1 year): +368%

First published May 16, 2015: 7:57 AM ET
Source: Equilar 200 CEO Pay Study
Total compensation is calculated as the sum of base salary, discretionary and performance-based cash bonuses, the grant-date fair value for stock and option awards during the fiscal year, and other compensation like benefits and perks. Equilar, an executive compensation data firm, looked at CEOs of companies with at least $1 billion in market capitalization that filed proxy statements by April 30, 2015. Pay data based on companies' fiscal year end of Dec. 2014 unless otherwise noted.

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