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Discovery’s Zaslav, Disney’s Iger tops for compensation

Associated Press
Discovery Communications CEO David Zaslav, the highest paid CEO at big U.S. companies for 2018. He made $129.5 million.

Here are the highest paid CEOs in the S&P 500 index for 2018, as calculated by the Associated Press and Equilar, an executive data firm.

Pay rose to a median of $12 million last year, including salary, stock and other compensation. Median means half were larger, and half were smaller.

Compensation often includes stock and option grants that the CEO may not receive for years unless certain performance measures are met.

1. David Zaslav, Discovery: $129.5 million

Change from last year: 207%

His pay vs typical company worker: 1,511 times, up from 522

2. Robert Iger, Walt Disney: $65.6 million

Change from last year: 81%

His pay vs typical company worker: 1,424 times

3. Richard Handler, Jefferies Financial Group: $44.7 million

Change from last year: 105%

His pay vs typical company worker: 298 times, down from 489

4. Stephen MacMillan, Hologic: $42 million

Change from last year: 275%

His pay vs typical company worker: 478 times

The Walt Disney Company CEO Robert Iger, the second-highest paid CEO at big U.S. companies for 2018. He made $65.6 million.

5. Joseph Hogan, Align Technology: $41.8 million

Change from last year: 256%

His pay vs typical company worker: 3,168 times, up from 920

6. Daniel Schulman, PayPal: $37.8 million

Change from last year: 96%

His pay vs typical company worker: 543 times, up from 274

7. Reed Hastings, Netflix: $36.1 million

Change from last year: 48%

His pay vs typical company worker: 178 times, up from 133

JPMorgan Chase Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon

8. Brian Roberts, Comcast: $35 million

Change from last year: 8%

His pay vs typical company worker: 426 times, down from 458

9. Robert Kotick, Activision Blizzard: $30.8 million

Change from last year: 7%

His pay vs typical company worker: 319 times, up from 306

10. James Dimon, JPMorgan Chase: $30 million

Change from last year: 6%

His pay vs typical company worker: 381 times, up from 364