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Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
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8/21/2015 | 11:14:44 PM
Hastings
On the one hand, it's inspiring to see upstarts like Netflix founder Reed Hastings on the list -- the "American Dream" and all that -- and beating out old-media tycoons like Sumner Redstone.

On the other hand, it's more depressing than inspiring when I think about the boneheaded way Netflix has been run the past few years.
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8/18/2015 | 10:33:07 AM
CEO Compensation or Industry Success?
There are huge differences between the media companies that provide content and the cable companies that deliver content and internet access to viewers. I'm not sure comparing Discovery, CBS or Fox to Time Warner or Suddenlink makes sense.

Also, looking at your own charts one can see that the majority of these executives' compensation comes not from their base salary, but from their incentive compensation. Take David Zaslav for example, sure $156 Million is a lot of money ($3M Salary, $153M Incentives), but when you consider he grew Discovery from $6B to $30B, $156M is a small price to pay for that kind of growth.

Interesting read overall, but I see it more as a comentary on the success of the Media and Cable industries as a whole.
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