As the Chief Executive Officer and President at Discovery Communications, David Zaslav earned a total compensation of $8,336,781 in 2008.

Of this total, $2,000,000 was earned as salary, $3,500,000 was received as a bonus, $2,537,907 was received in stock options, and $298,874 came from all other compensation.

The Other amount includes $179,100 for personal use of aircraft, $34,007 for travel that is treated for tax purposes as commuting but the Company considers business travel, and family travel at the Company's request for business purposes and $9,787 for related tax gross-ups. Also includes $6,443 for personal use of car service and related travel expenses, and $5,021 for related tax gross-ups. Also included in the table are $16,800 for a car allowance, $2,173 in respect of home office expenses, $8,650 for personal security provided to Mr. Zaslav's and his family while traveling abroad and $6,741 in related tax gross-ups for the security services.

David Zaslav worked with Roger Millay, Joseph LaSala, Adria Alpert Romm, Bruce Campbell, and Bradley Singer at Discovery Communications in 2008.

Compensation Data Fiscal 2008 Ends: Dec 31
  • Salary$2,000,000
  • Bonus$3,500,000
  • Option Awards$2,537,907
  • Other$298,874
  • Total$8,336,781
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