While the SEC filing shows Nikesh pulling in big bucks, it’s a bit misleading. An accounting rule from the SEC pushed his total compensation to those heights.
His cash bonus and salary were $3.7 million.
Also in the filing, we learn CFO Patrick Pichette earned $24.7 million overall, with $2.5 million as a cash bonus, Jonathan Rosenberg, SVP Products and Alan Eustace, SVP Engineering/Research, each received $15 million, each got $2 million as cash bonuses.
Here’s a table laying out compensation:
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