Compensation Down for Murdoch, Carey
Ailes' pay rises to $21M
By Jon Lafayette -- Broadcasting & Cable, 9/4/2012 6:33:05 PM
News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch's total compensation dropped 10% to $30 million. Murdoch salary was unchanged at $8.1 million, but his bonus and stock awards were down, offset somewhat by an increase in pension value and deferred compensation.
COO Chase Carey's total compensation fell 18% to $24.8 million. Like Murdoch, he had a smaller bonus and stock awards while his $4.05 million salary remained unchanged.
Ailes, who also is chairman of News Corp.'s Fox Television Stations and Twentieth Television, saw his compensation grow 35% to $21 million in 2012, including a $9 million bonus based on the performance of Fox News Channel, up from $8 million in 2011. His salary was unchanged at $5 million and he earned a stock award of $4.06 million. He did not earn a stock award in 2011.
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