Discovery Boss David Zaslav’s Pay Rose Above $42 Million Last Year

That’s $5 million more than 2016

David Zaslav
David Zaslav, Discovery Communications CEO

David Zaslav is a rich guy. The Discovery president and CEO earned more than $42 million in 2017, which is $5 million better than his take the prior year.

Options awards pushed him over the top, rising from $11.1 million to $15.6 million. The company’s top executive’s salary remained flat at $3 million.

The only other material change to Zaslav’s compensation was in his non-equity incentive plan category, where the head honcho took home about $600,000 more than he did in 2016.

Be jealous, Charlie Ergen.

The next-highest-paid executive at Discovery is Zaslav’s international counterpart, Jean-Briac Perrette, who made $8.2 million in 2017.

That was actually down quite a bit from Perrette’s 2016 income of $11.6 million.