Viacom CEO Made 84.5 Million in 2010

Philippe
Philippe

Here's one more reason to be miffed at corporate America: Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman made $84.5 million in 2010, including a $50 million raise fueled mostly by big gains in stock options and awards.

That's up from the $34 million he earned in 2009. The 148.5% increase was mostly due to $54 million in one-time stock options and awards. Without those, Dauman's 2010 compensation would have been a paltry $30.2 million, less than the $34 million he earned in 2009. Since they were one-time additions, his salary next year could go back down into the $30+ million range, but still!