The salary of Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision-Blizzard, has been featured in the news many times last year. And while he certainly earns far more than most people, new reports show that other game CEOs are bringing tens of millions of dollars a year.
GamesOne compiled An overview of salaries for 2020 video game executives based on company filings, including salaries, bonuses, stocks, and other financial benefits. According to the report, Bobby Kotick was not really the CEO of 2020. The award is given to Robert Antokol, CEO of Israel-based Playtika, which makes mobile games that can be played for free. In 2020, Antocol paid a total of $ 372 million and Cotic brought in $ 154.6 million.
They were far away top earners, but CEOs of other games made a lot of money that year as well. EA CEO Andrew Wilson received $ 34.7 million in 2020, and Zynga’s Frank Gibeau received $ 32 million. Take-Two (which just announced its intention to acquire Zynga) was brought in by CEO Strauss Zelnick for $ 18 million.
Other notable names on the list include then GameStop CEO George Sherman for $ 7.6 million, Roblox CEO David Baszucki for $ 6.8 million, Square Enix CEO Yosuke Matsuda for $ 4.2 million, and Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa. Is $ 2.8 million, and Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot is just below 1. One million.
In total, 42 game CEOs earned $ 842 million in 2020. In particular, these are just the CEOs of listed companies that must disclose their CEO’s compensation by law. Private companies such as Valve and Epic do not disclose these numbers, so similarly high-paying CEOs may not be on this list.
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