With $102.7M, Disney Execs Make Own Wishes Come True

Top Disney Execs Earned $102.7M In Compensation in 2016


  • Disney provided $102.7 Million in Executive Compensation in 2016. But only SIX top executives benefited from these compensation packages.
  • Incentive bonuses for these executives totaled $43.3 Million in 2016.
  • Disney CEO Robert Iger’s compensation package was worth $43.9 Million in 2016. And $44.9 Million in 2015. And $46.5 Million in 2014. In total, Iger’s compensation is valued at $135.3 Million over 3 years.
  • Overall, total Executive Compensation at Disney was roughly equal to the year before.
  • Meanwhile, earnings for TV Writer-Producers are DOWN 25%, based on median earnings from 2013–2014 to 2015–2016, according to the WGA.
  • The WGA’s Financial Asks from the “Big Six” Media Companies are estimated to total $117 Million Per Year. ( The “Big Six” companies are CBS, Comcast, Disney, Fox, TimeWarner, & Viacom)
  • Collectively these “Bix Six” Media Companies provided approximately $725 Million in Executive Compensation in 2016. Only 33 individuals benefited from these compensation packages.
  • The Writers Guild of America has about 12,000 members. The guild is seeking Fair Pay & Benefits in its negotiations against the AMPTP, the trade association representing these “Big Six” media companies.

For More Details on Disney’s Executive Compensation, please check out this Executive Compensation table pulled from the company’s own S.E.C. filings.

Disney Executive Compensation Table from company’s 2016 S.E.C. Filing