Hollywood’s Highest Paid Executives: Who Made Bank, Who Sank in 2018 (Updating)

David Zaslav and Leslie Moonves had very different years

The U.S. economy had a pretty good 2018, and so did many of Hollywood’s top TV, film and media executives.

Making the most coin — by far — was Discovery chief David Zaslav, who saw his executive compensation soar to $129.4 million. That dwarfed the other guys (and we do mean guys) on this list, especially with disgraced CBS boss Leslie Moonves leaving the field in September.

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Tony Maglio

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