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EA & Activision CEOs Make Top 100 Overpaid Executives Report by As You Sow

Suzie Ford | Updated: Feb 25, 2019 5:52 AM | Posted: Feb 25, 2019 5:41 AM
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As You Sow is an organization dedicated to corporate social responsibility and each year it provides a detailed report about executive salaries and calculates which ones are overpaid. In this year's report of the 100 most overpaid executives, two gaming CEOs made the list: EA's CEO Andrew Wilson and Activision's CEO Bobby Kotick.

According to GamesIndustry.biz, "This is estimated by taking into account their salary, the ratio between this and the average worker at their firm, plus factors like shareholder votes approving the CEO's pay package and total shareholder return."

Kotick "achieved" top 50 status by coming in at #45 on the list. His most recent salary is reported as $28,698,375 that is over 300 times higher than the average Activision employee. "With 92% of shareholder votes for this package, As You Sow believes this to be an excess payment of $12,835,277."

Wilson squeaked onto the list at #98 with a salary of $35,728,764, about 371 times the average EA employee salary. "There were 97% of shareholders votes approving this package" leading to an excess payment of $19,673,861.

You can check out other corporate salaries including those from Disney, American International, Wynn Resorts, Mattel, Comcast, Netflix and more, by heading to As You Sow. The report also provides key findings, methodology and much more.


Suzie Ford

Suzie is the former Associate Editor and News Manager at MMORPG.com. Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom