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Paramount CEO Bob Bakish’s 2021 Pay Dropped 49% to $20M Million

Bob Bakish at ViacomCBS Investor Event
Bob Bakish

Paramount Global CEO Bob Bakish’s total compensation dropped 49% to $20 million in 2021.

The big change in Bakish’s pay was in stock awards. In 2020, when the company was called ViacomCBS, Bakish received $16 million in stock awards.  

No equity-based awards were granted to any of Paramount's top execs in fiscal year 2021.

Top executives also did not receive bonuses for 2021. ■

Jon has been business editor of Broadcasting+Cable since 2010. He focuses on revenue-generating activities, including advertising and distribution, as well as executive intrigue and merger and acquisition activity. Just about any story is fair game, if a dollar sign can make its way into the article. Before B+C, Jon covered the industry for TVWeek, Cable World, Electronic Media, Advertising Age and The New York Post. A native New Yorker, Jon is hiding in plain sight in the suburbs of Chicago.