Bob Iger, CEO of the House of Mouse, took home a lot more cheese last year.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Walt Disney Company exec earned $65.6 million in 2018. That’s a bump of more than 80 percent from the $36.3 million he earned in 2017.
The figure was disclosed in a Friday filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
The bulk of the year-over-year increase came via a fourfold increase in Iger’s stock awards. Those accounted for $35.5 million of his 2018 earnings, while bonuses accounted for $18 million, options remained at $8.3 million and his base salary ratcheted up $2.875 million.
The massive increase in stock awards was tied to Disney’s acquisition of most of 21st Century Fox entertainment portfolio. Iger agreed to stay on as Disney’s CEO through 20201 after the $71.3 billion deal was inked.
The SEC filing also included pay info for other execs: CFO Christine McCarthy earned $11.8 million, general counsel Alan Braverman earned $10.4 million, chief strategy officer Kevin Mayer earned $11.6 million and human resources head Jayne Parker earned $6.8 million.
The pay increases came as Disney’s stock price rose by more than 20 percent during the 2018 fiscal year. The company netted $12.6 billion in profit on gross revenue of $59.4 billion during their fiscal year ending Sept. 29.