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ViacomCBS CEO Bob Bakish’s Pay Rose to $39 Million

ViacomCBS's Bob Bakish
Bob Bakish (Image credit: ViacomCBS)

 ViacomCBS CEO Bob Bakish got $38.973 million in total compensation 8n 2929, up from the $36.6 million he received as CEO of Viacom in 2019.

According to the company’s proxy statement filed with the SEC, Bakish’s salary was $3.1 million and he  got $16 million in stock awards and $19.7 million in non-equity incentive plan compensation.

New CFO Naveen Chopra’s compensation was $11.3 million. He started in August and received $538,462 and $7.5 million in stock options.

Former CFO Christina Spade’s compensation for 2020 was $20 million, up from $9.4 million in 2019. She is now CFO for AMC Networks.

Jon Lafayette
Jon Lafayette

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.