Star of screen (check the video below) and CEO of Call of Duty publisher, Activision/Blizzard, Robert - Bobby - Kotick, earns a lot of money.
Unlike this one-time business foe, Electronic Art's CEO, John Riccitiello, who resigned in March blaming himself for less than wonderful results, Kotick not only makes money for Activision, he also takes time off to make movies with Brad Pitt. But how much did he make last year and how did that compare with other US CEOs?
According to Reuters, he "received a total compensation of $64.9 million last year, making him one of the top paid CEOs in the United States."
We still don't know what he was compensated for. Probably for having to take time out from movie making.
The money breaks down thus, "The $56 million in stock awards will be paid over five years and is contingent upon meeting certain goals for company performance.
Kotick, 50, also a board member of Coca-Cola Co, was paid $8.33 million in 2011 by Santa Monica-based Activision. The company's revenue and net income, however, rose only in single digits for 2012, slower than the growth rate it saw in 2011."
So, how does he compare? He, "makes more than three times the $21 million pay package received by Goldman Sachs Group Inc's CEO Lloyd Blankfein in 2012, and it is 50 percent higher than Walt Disney Co CEO Robert Iger's $40.2 million compensation in 2012", says Reuters.