Hollywood and Tech World’s Highest Paid Executives: Who Made Bank, Who Sank in 2019

TheWrap’s annual executive compensation round up finds that Apple CEO Tim Cook led the pack

Hollywood, and the media industry had an enthralling 2019: Viacom and CBS re-merged, Disney bought a chunk of Fox, everyone and their second cousin’s favorite uncle launched, or solidified plans for, a streaming service, and the executives at the top of the heap made millions pulling the strings.

Despite being the richest man on our list — well, the richest in the world — with a net worth of roughly $140 billion, Amazon boss Jeff Bezos doesn’t top the media and entertainment CEOs pulling in the most in compensation. That honor goes to Apple CEO Tim Cook, who took home $125.4 million in salary and stock options.

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Tony Maglio

Tony Maglio

TV Editor • tony.maglio@thewrap.com • Twitter: @tonymaglio

Sean Burch

Sean Burch

Tech reporter • sean.burch@thewrap.com • @seanb44 

Tim Baysinger

Tim Baysinger

TV Reporter • tim.baysinger@thewrap.com • Twitter: @tim_bays

Trey Williams

Trey Williams

Film Reporter covering the biz • trey.williams@thewrap.com • Twitter: @trey3williams