As the Chief Executive Officer and President at Discovery Communications, David Zaslav earned a total compensation of $49,932,867 in 2012, which decreased by 4.72% compared to 2011.

Of this total, $3,000,000 was earned as salary, $25,326,916 was awarded as stock, $15,843,215 was received in stock options, $5,329,750 was awarded from non-equity incentive plan, and $432,986 came from all other compensation.

The Other amount includes $164,353 for personal use of aircraft (including family travel and flights deemed commuting for which Mr. Zaslav is not provided a tax gross-up), $126,015 for travel that is treated for tax purposes as commuting but that we consider business travel and $17,625 for related tax gross-ups for the commuting travel. Also includes $12,331 for non-flight travel and other commuting expenses and $10,534 for related tax gross-ups. The amount also includes $16,800 for a car allowance, $11,083 in respect of home office expenses and $23,245 for personal security services provided to Mr. Zaslav for business overseas travel that we provided after consulting with an independent security company.

David Zaslav worked with Bradley Singer, John Hendricks, Bruce Campbell, Mark Hollinger, and Andrew Warren at Discovery Communications in 2012.

Compensation Data Fiscal 2012 Ends: Dec 31
  • Salary$3,000,000
  • Stock Awards$25,326,916
  • Option Awards$15,843,215
  • Non-Equity Incentive$5,329,750
  • Other$432,986
  • Total$49,932,867
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