Disney CEO Iger's pay package surged 27 percent in 2014

AP News
Posted: Jan 16, 2015 6:40 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Disney Chairman and CEO Robert Iger's compensation jumped to $43.7 million in 2014 as the company had a blockbuster year.

Iger's pay package was up 27 percent from 2013, when he received $34.3 million in total compensation. The change came in the form of a larger bonus: $22.8 million, up 68 percent from the year before.

The company disclosed the compensation package Friday in its annual proxy statement filed with regulators.

The Burbank, California, company's net income rose 22 percent to $7.5 billion in its fiscal year that ended Sept. 27, aided by strong performance for films including "Frozen," ''Maleficent," and Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" and "Captain America: The Winter Soldier."

The AP's calculation counts salary, bonuses, perks and stock and options awarded to the executive during the year.