SBJ/June 18 - 24, 2001/Special Report

Top sports executive salaries

Top sports executive salaries
The top 40 salaries in 2000 of executives at sports public companies

  
Rank
Name
Title
Company
2000 total compensation (a)
Securities underlying
options/SARs (b)
Beneficial stock
ownership (c)
Stock price
on June 11
Value of traded shares on
June 11
1 John J. Dooner Jr. Chairman of the board, president and CEO Interpublic Group
of Cos.
$17,680,471 568,000 1,495,702 $36.35 $54,368,768
2 Ralph J. Roberts Chairman Comcast Corp. $13,934,675 250,000 Class A: 809,120 (3.7%) Class A Special: 5,762,802 Class A: $40.27;
Class A Special: $40.64
$266,783,535
3 Michael D. Eisner CEO and chairman Walt Disney Co. $12,317,482 DIG (d): 2,000,000 DIS: 13,329,990; DIG: 550,000 (1.2%) DIS: $31.51; DIG: $5.37 $422,981,484
4 Philip H. Geier Chairman of the board and CEO (e) Interpublic Group
of Cos.
$12,102,139 300,000 1,588,449 $36.35 $57,740,121
5 Gerald M. Levin CEO AOL Time Warner Inc. $11,797,897 750,000 2,654,536 $51.79 $137,478,419
6 R.E. "Ted" Turner Vice chairman and senior adviser AOL Time Warner Inc. $9,270,986 637,500 155,081,921 (3.8%) $51.79 $8,031,692,689
7 Robert A. Iger President and COO Walt Disney Co. $9,219,743 DIG (d): 100,000 DIS: 1,742,320; DIG: 125,000 DIS: $31.51; DIG: $5.37 $55,571,753
8 Richard D. Parsons Co-COO AOL Time Warner Inc. $7,373,470 525,000 38,020 $51.79 $1,969,056
9 Thomas E. Clarke President, new business ventures Nike Inc. $4,390,782 506,038 Class B: 583,419 $41.19 $24,031,029
10 L. Lowry Mays Chairman and CEO Clear Channel Communications Inc. $4,179,441 375,000 31,032,838 (5.3%) $61.65 $1,913,174,463
11 Brian L. Roberts President Comcast Corp. $4,015,744 4,000,000 Class A: 138,269; Class A Special: 12,390,861 (1.4%) Class A: $40.27; Class A Special $40.64 $509,132,684
12 John W. Madigan Chairman, president and CEO Tribune Co. $3,991,540 421,500 Common: 1,383,352; Preferred: 728 Common: $41.76 $57,768,780
13 Philip H. Knight Chairman, CEO and president Nike Inc. $3,502,616 None Class A: 94,653,192 (95.4%); Class B: 95,656,297 (36.1%) Class B: $41.19 $3,940,082,873
14 James R. Heekin III Chairman of McCann Erickson WorldGroup and director of Interpublic Interpublic Group
of Cos.
$3,451,230 80,000 342,171 $36.35 $12,437,916
15 Charles F. Dolan Chairman and director Cablevision Systems Corp. $3,295,743 None CVC Class A: 787,601; CVC Class B: 22,853,274 (54.2%); RMG (f) Class A: 393,800; RMG Class B: 11,426,637 (54.2%) CVC Class A: $58.10; RMG Class A: $25.50 $55,801,518
16 Frank B. Lowe Chairman of the Lowe Group and director of Interpublic Interpublic Group of Cos. $3,222,894 None 1,030,838 $36.35 $37,470,961
17 James L. Dolan President, CEO and director Cablevision Systems Corp. $3,165,201 None CVC Class A: 237,000; CVC Class B: 1,326,464 (3.1%); RMG (f) Class A: 118,500; RMG Class B: 663,232 (3.1%) CVC Class A: $58.10; RMG Class A: $25.50 $16,791,450
18 Paul Fireman Chariman, president and CEO Reebok International Ltd. $3,155,263 2,000,000 7,058,782 (11.9%) $28.81 $203,363,509
19 Andrew H. Craig President and CEO (e) Championship Auto Racing Teams Inc. $3,061,740 None None $14.72 0
20 J. Tim Dubois President, creative content group (e) Gaylord Entertainment Co. $3,054,006 200,000 None $27.80 0
21 Andrew B. Rosengard Executive vice president of finance and controller Cablevision Systems Corp. $3,039,346 None CVC Class A: 60,275; RMG (f) Class A: 30,137 CVC Class A: $58.10; RMG Class A: $25.50 $4,270,472
22 George W. Buckley Chairman and CEO Brunswick Corp. $2,967,777 300,000 101,355 $24.18 $2,450,764
23 Matthew D. Serra President and CEO Venator Group Inc. $2,963,192 250,000 528,985 $13.75 $7,273,544
24 Mark G. Parker Vice president, global footwear Nike Inc. $2,938,427 345,877 Class B: 395,176 $41.19 $16,277,299
25 Randy Michaels President, radio Clear Channel Communications Inc. $2,807,212 50,000 973,077 $61.65 $59,990,197
26 Sanford M. Litvack Vice chairman (e) Walt Disney Co. $2,791,520 DIS: 400,000 DIS: 1,164,435 $31.51 $36,691,347
27 Dale W. Hilpert Chairman of the board and CEO (e) Venator Group Inc. $2,693,496 None 987,114 $13.75 $13,572,818
28 Peter N. Larson Chairman and CEO (e) Brunswick Corp. $2,643,925 None 1,681,367 (1.9%) $24.18 $40,655,454
29 William J. Bell Vice chairman and director Cablevision Systems Corp. $2,473,244 None CVC Class A: 117,862; RMG (f) Class A: 58,631 CVC Class A: $58.10; RMG Class A: $25.50 $8,342,873
30 Vincent K. McMahon Chairman World Wrestling Federation Entertainment Inc. $2,250,073 None Class B: 56,100,330 (99%) (g) $12.26 $687,790,046
31 Peter E. Murphy Senior executive vice president and chief strategic officer Walt Disney Co. $2,204,020 DIS: 1,100,000; DIG (d): 140,000 DIS: 523,734; DIG: 38,000 DIS: $31.51; DIG: $5.37 $16,706,918
32 Thomas O. Staggs Senior executive vice president and chief financial officer Walt Disney Co. $2,204,020 DIS: 1,100,000; DIG (d): 140,000 DIS: 613,978; DIG: 42,500 DIS: $31.51; DIG: $5.37 $19,574,672
33 Timothy P. Boyle President, CEO and secretary Columbia Sportswear Co. $2,195,288 None 10,358,379 (41%) $48.20 $499,273,868
34 Ian T. Todd Vice president, sports marketing Nike Inc. $2,183,993 56,250 Class B: 57,803 $41.19 $2,380,906
35 Mark P. Mays President and COO Clear Channel Communications Inc. $2,160,300 76,500 1,034,100 $61.65 $63,752,265
36 Randall T. Mays Executive vice president and CFO Clear Channel Communications Inc. $2,157,800 76,500 656,816 $61.65 $40,492,706
37 Peter B. Hamilton Vice chairman and president, Brunswick Bowling and Billiards Brunswick Corp. $2,022,691 182,000 241,865 $24.18 $5,848,296
38 Kenneth I. Watchmaker Executive vice president, CFO and treasurer Reebok International Ltd. $2,011,791 100,000 174,651 $28.81 $5,031,695
39 Robert S. Lemle Vice chairman, general counsel, secretary and director Cablevision Systems Corp. $1,995,168 130,000 CVC Class A: 341,483; RMG (f) Class A: 170,741 CVC Class A: $58.10; RMG Class A: $25.50 $24,194,057
40 J.M. Robinson Chairman, CEO and president Footstar Inc. $1,982,059 200,000 511,152 (2.5%) $33.64 $17,195,153
Note: When it represents more than 1 percent, the percentage of the company's overall stock ownership is listed in parentheses.
(a) Includes salary, bonus, the value of restricted stock and all other compensation such as insurance premiums paid by the company, company contributions to retirement plans, signing bonuses,
transportation allowances, relocation expenses and country club fees.
(b) SAR means stock appreciation rights
(c) May include options to purchase shares within 60 days of filing and/or shares to which the executive disclaims beneficial ownership, such as shares held by a spouse, in trust or a foundation.
(d) Disney Internet Group is one of five business units of the Walt Disney Co. and manages espn.com, soccernet.com, nfl.com and numerous non-sports properties.
(e) No longer with the company
(f) Rainbow Media Group (Rainbow Media Holdings Inc.) is a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corp. (NYSE:CVC) and NBC, is a 50 percent partner in Fox Sports Net and operates Rainbow Sports
as well as numerous non-sports properties.
(g) The Class B common stock is fully convertible into Class A common stock, on a one-to-one basis, at any time.
Sources: Street & Smith's SportsBusiness Journal research, proxy statements filed with the SEC
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