As the Chief Executive Officer and President at Discovery Communications, David Zaslav earned a total compensation of $52,404,119 in 2011, which increased by 23.05% compared to 2010.

Of this total, $2,961,539 was earned as salary, $20,301,093 was awarded as stock, $23,873,389 was received in stock options, $4,837,719 was awarded from non-equity incentive plan, and $430,379 came from all other compensation.

The Other amount includes $156,891 for personal use of aircraft (including family travel and flights deemed commuting for which Mr. Zaslav is not provided a tax gross-up), $89,639 for travel that is treated for tax purposes as commuting but that the Company considers business travel and family travel at the Company's request for business purposes and $9,980 for related tax gross-ups for the commuting and family travel. Also includes $15,798 for non-flight travel and other commuting expenses and $13,577 for related tax gross-ups. Also included are $16,800 for a car allowance and $11,329 in respect of home office expenses. The table also includes $41,299 for personal security services provided to Mr. Zaslav for personal and business overseas travel that the Company provided after consulting with an independent security company, and $22,577 in related tax gross-ups for the security services provided for the personal travel.

David Zaslav worked with Peter Liguori, Mark Hollinger, John Hendricks, and Bradley Singer at Discovery Communications in 2011.

Compensation Data Fiscal 2011 Ends: Dec 31
  • Salary$2,961,539
  • Stock Awards$20,301,093
  • Option Awards$23,873,389
  • Non-Equity Incentive$4,837,719
  • Other$430,379
  • Total$52,404,119
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