Triple-Digit Raises! Insane Perks! Check Out The Compensation Packages Of These 10 Media Moguls

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Hey, media executives not featured in this slideshow! Time to renegotiate your contracts.

These heavyweights are pulling down eye-popping salaries and incredible perks.

(And the swag isn’t always proportionate to the success — some people are living in the lap of luxury even if their companies are struggling.)

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title=”Buzz Lightyear has made Bob Iger a very rich man.”
content=”After a fiscal year that saw the over-$1 billion grossing releases of ‘Alice In Wonderland’ and ‘Toy Story: 3,’ Disney CEO Iger’s salary jumped 24 per cent to $29.6 million — which is more than three times that of the company’s next-highest-paid execs.”
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title=”Memories of a near-bankruptcy at Sirius XM are behind CEO Mel Karmazin.”
content=”2009 was a dire year — but in 2010, Karmazin got a bonus of $8.4 million in addition to his $1.5 million salary.”
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title=”Live Nation’s Irving Azoff got his on the side.”
content=”It’s not Azoff’s $1.9 million salary that’s nuts. It’s not even his $5 million bonus. It’s his $13.8 million in ‘other compensation.'”
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title=”Lyor Cohen’s company is struggling — but Lyor Cohen is not.”
content=”Warner Music Group’s stock is struggling — and the company is flailing under all the pressures of the music industry in its current state. What’s helping vice-chairman Cohen sleep at night? $6.5 million — the product of a 30 per cent raise.”
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title=”Time Warner CEO Glenn Britt’s pay is four times that of his colleagues.”
content=”He made $17.4 million last year.”
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title=”Tim Armstrong of AOL actually saw his pay fall last year.”
content=”With shares down, Armstrong took a 40 per cent hit to his salary. The good news? He still made $15.3 million.”
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title=”Martha Stewart’s salary decreased, too.”
content=”The namesake of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia saw her salary drop to $5.9 million — which includes allowances for private security ($119,039), a driver ($55,725), and a trainer ($29,538).”
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title=”Time Warner’s Jeff Bewkes better put some of this away — “Harry Potter” is almost over.”
content=”Last year, he got a 34.4 per cent raise, bringing his pay to $26.3 million.”
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title=”Les Moonves made — wow — $57.7 million.”
content=”That was a 33.5 per cent raise for the CBS Corp. head and included $3 million in ‘other compensation.’ Moonves makes six times more than his exec colleagues.”
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title=”Drumroll, please: Philippe Dauman got a 149% pay increase.”
content=”The Viacom CEO made $84.5 million, which includes, among other things, $118,000 for a private plane. That’s nearly 8 times more than the other top Viacom execs. Well, we guess M. Night Shyamalan’s just going to take all the blame for ‘The Last Airbender.'”
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title=”Now check out the comedic stylings of one Brian Williams.”
content=”Click here to see Williams’ funnyman rise at NBC >>
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