Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger got a huge pay raise last year.
- Bob Iger made $65.6 million in 2018
- In 2017, he made $36.3 million
- Pay bump came from stock, performance-based bonuses
Iger earned $65.6 million in 2018, an 80 percent bump from the previous year, according to a Friday regulatory filing.
In addition to his base salary of $2.8 million, Iger received a $35 million stock bonus and an $18 million performance-based bonus.
The pay increase came in the same year Disney purchased assets from 21st Century Fox for $71 million. Iger extended his contract through 2021 in order to see the acquisition through. In 2018, Disney earned more than $7 billion at the worldwide box office with the release of several blockbusters, including Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, Incredibles 2 and Ralph Breaks the Internet.
Disney also reported increased revenue and attendance at its theme parks. The company is getting ready to open two Star Wars-themed lands this year—one at Disneyland in California and the other at Disney World in Florida.