Zaslav's Pay Drops to $50 Million

Discovery Communications CEO's Receives Fewer Option Awards
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Discovery Communications CEO David Zaslav’s compensation fell to $49.9 million in 2012 from $52.4 million the previous year.

According to proxy documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Zaslav’s salary rose slightly to $3 million from $2.961 million. He received  $25.3 million in stock awards, up from $20.3 million and had $5.3 million in non-equity incentive plan compensation, up from $4.8 million. But Zaslav’s option awards totaled $15.8 million, down from $23.8 million in 2011.

Zaslav made $42.6 million in 2010.

Discovery founder and executive chairman John Hendricks’ total compensation was just $1.8 million, down from $8.9 million in 2011.