ViacomCBS CEO Bob Bakish Made Almost $40 Million in 2020

ViacomCBS was among the few media companies to not institute pay cuts last year


ViacomCBS CEO Bob Bakish saw his pay increase slightly in 2020 to $38.9 million in 2020, according to an SEC filing on Friday.

Bakish pulled in $36.6 million in compensation for 2019, which was split between his duties as CEO of Viacom before the merger with CBS towards the end of 2019.

Unlike most media conglomerates, ViacomCBS did not cut its executives pay last year. Bakish made a base salary of $3.1 million. The bulk of his compensation came from Stock Awards ($16 million) and Non-Equity Incentive Plan compensation ($19.6 million).

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