David M. Zaslav

2021

In 2021, David M. Zaslav earned a total compensation of $246.6M as President and Chief Executive Officer at Discovery Communications, a 554% increase compared to previous year.

Compensation breakdown

Bonus$4,400,000
Non-Equity Incentive Plan$22,000,000
Option Awards$202,889,764
Salary$3,000,000
Stock Awards$13,165,436
Other$1,118,281
Total$246,573,481

Zaslav received $202.9M in option awards, accounting for 82% of the total pay in 2021.

Zaslav also received $4.4M in bonus, $22M in non-equity incentive plan, $3M in salary, $13.2M in stock awards and $1.1M in other compensation.

Rankings

In 2021, David M. Zaslav's compensation ranked 14th out of 12,388 executives tracked by ExecPay. In other words, Zaslav earned more than 99.9% of executives.

ClassificationRankingPercentile
All
14
out of 12,388
100th
Division
Transportation, Communications, Electric, Gas, And Sanitary Services
1
out of 683
100th
Major group
Communications
1
out of 198
100th
Industry group
Cable And Other Pay Television Services
1
out of 56
98th
Industry
Cable and Other Pay Television Services
1
out of 56
98th

Pay ratio

David M. Zaslav's Pay$246,573,481
Median Employee's Pay$82,964
Pay Ratio

2,972

to 1

In 2021, the annual total compensation of David M. Zaslav was $246,573,481.

The annual total compensation of the median employee at Discovery Communications was $82,964.

The ratio of David M. Zaslav's pay to the pay of median employee was therefore 2,972 to one.

Source: SEC filing on March 14, 2022.

Zaslav's colleagues

We found four more compensation records of executives who worked with David M. Zaslav at Discovery Communications in 2021.

2021

Jean-Briac Perrette

Discovery Communications

Chief Executive Officer

2021

Bruce Campbell

Discovery Communications

Chief Development, Distribution and Legal Officer

2021

Gunnar Wiedenfels

Discovery Communications

Chief Financial Officer

2021

David Leavy

Discovery Communications

Chief Corporate Operating Officer

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