Names In The News
Disney Chair & CEO BOB IGER's compensation was $48M last year, "down 28% because of a special bonus he got" in FY '18 for "extending his contract and clinching the agreement to buy 21st Century Fox." Iger's pay "remains among the highest in corporate America," having been "bolstered by achieving a number of goals, including seeing through" the $71B Fox transaction to completion in March. Meanwhile, Iger's salary increased 4.3% to $3M (L.A. TIMES, 1/19).
ANCHOR DOWN: Vanderbilt announced a $5M gift to the men's basketball program from Seattle-based holding company Equity Investment Founder, President & CEO GEORGE HUBER and his wife, CATHY. The gift will be "used to enhance basketball facilities and support services." Huber graduated from Vanderbilt in '79 (Nashville TENNESSEAN, 1/18).
NAMES: SI's Super Bowl party this year has hired Goldman Sachs CEO DAVID SOLOMON to DJ its event, which will take place on Feb. 1 at The Fontainebleau in Miami Beach. Solomon, who "goes by DJ D-Sol, will be joined by the BLACK EYED PEAS, MARSHMELLO and rapper DABABY" (N.Y. POST, 1/18)....Triple-A Int'l Red Sox Chair LARRY LUCCHINO, who underwent surgery to "remove a cancerous blockage in the kidney area in December, was back at work this past week" (BOSTON GLOBE, 1/19)....NESN broadcaster JERRY REMY "received the Judge Emil Fuchs Award for long and meritorious service to baseball at the Boston Baseball Writers dinner" over the weekend (BOSTON GLOBE, 1/19)....History Channel on Saturday "announced a one-hour documentary featuring" Basketball HOFer KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR. The doc, titled "BLACK PATRIOTS," and set to air on Feb. 19, will "paint 'a comprehensive picture of the African-American experience during the Revolutionary War'" (HOLLYWOODREPORTER.com, 1/18)....Gold Medal-winning U.S. swimmer CULLEN JONES and retired U.S. swimmer ELIZABETH BEISEL have "teamed up with the Celtics" to encourage more youth to "pick up swimming" (NBCSPORTSBOSTON.com, 1/19)....Former NFLer MIKE TOLBERT is "entering the boxing business with a planned fitness studio in the SouthPark area of south Charlotte." RockBox Fitness workouts "combine boxing, kickboxing and functional training" (CHARLOTTE OBSERVER, 1/19).
IN MEMORY: Cobra Golf Founder THOMAS CROW has died at 88. His "cause of death was not immediately known." Crow founded Cobra Golf in '73. In April '20, Cobra was "sold by Acushnet, the parent company of Titleist and FootJoy, and purchased by Puma AG." GREG NORMAN posted about Crow's death on Instagram, as he, RICKIE FOWLER, LEXI THOMPSON, BRYSON DECHAMBEAU and JASON DUFNER are "part of the Cobra family" (GOLFWEEK.com, 1/18).