As the Chief Executive Officer and President at Discovery Communications, David Zaslav earned a total compensation of $42,589,296 in 2010, which increased by 265.39% compared to 2009.

Of this total, $2,000,000 was earned as salary, $20,333,632 was awarded as stock, $15,412,996 was received in stock options, $4,410,000 was awarded from non-equity incentive plan, and $432,668 came from all other compensation.

The Other amount includes $157,000 for personal use of aircraft (including family travel and flights deemed commuting for which Mr. Zaslav is not provided a tax gross-up), $133,404 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 $17,982 for related tax gross-ups for the commuting and family travel. Also includes $2,106 for non-flight travel and $1,810 for related tax gross-ups. Also included in the table are $16,800 for a car allowance and $11,719 in respect of home office expenses. The table also includes $40,299 for personal security services provided to Mr. Zaslav following the security incident at the Company's headquarters on September 1, 2010. After consulting with an independent security company, the Company determined that it would be in the Company's best interests to provide Mr. Zaslav with enhanced security for a period of time.

David Zaslav worked with Peter Liguori, John Hendricks, Mark Hollinger, and Bradley Singer at Discovery Communications in 2010.

Compensation Data Fiscal 2010 Ends: Dec 31
  • Salary$2,000,000
  • Stock Awards$20,333,632
  • Option Awards$15,412,996
  • Non-Equity Incentive$4,410,000
  • Other$432,668
  • Total$42,589,296
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