Discovery Inc. DISCB -3.60% Chief Executive David Zaslav received total compensation valued at $246.6 million in 2021, including nearly $203 million in options grants, more than sextupling his compensation from the year before, the company said in a securities filing Monday.
Mr. Zaslav’s compensation package is the highest CEO pay reported by any S&P 500 company so far this year, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of data from securities filings provided by MyLogIQ LLC.
Mr. Zaslav’s salary was flat at $3 million. The increase in compensation stems largely from a massive grant of stock options on the eve of last year’s announcement Discovery’s plans to merge with AT&T Inc.’s WarnerMedia.
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