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Robert Antokol and Bobby Kotick, the highest paid executives in the video game industry

A new item has listed The 40 highest paid CEOs in the video game industry in 2020, the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. Of the 42 analyzed – there are two companies with two directors, Digital Bros. and CD Projekt RED – 27 charged more than $ 1 million. Compensation, which is decided by the board of directors and ratified by shareholder votes, can be a mix of salaries, bonuses, stocks, and benefits.

Games One reviews these managers among which can’t miss Bobby Kotick from Activision Blizzard, traditionally one of the highest paid, or Andrew Wilson of Electronic Arts. However, the first place is a name much less known by the general public, Robert Antokol of the Israel mobile publisher Playtika, who exceeded 372 million dollars, no less than an average of 186,004 dollars an hour.

Other names to highlight are Square Enix’s Yosuke Matsuda (4.1 million), Sega’s Hajimi Satomi (2.9 million) and Nintendo’s Shuntaro Furukawa (2.8 million). Those looking for those responsible for PlayStation or Xbox will not find their names, as this medium only focuses on companies specifically dedicated to video games and therefore the CEOs of Sony and Microsoft do not meet this condition.

The highest paid CEOs in video games

Top 10 highest paid CEOs

1. Robert Antokol (Playtika): 372 million dollars
2. Bobby Kotick (Activision Blizzard): 154,6 millones de dlares
3. Andrew Paradise (Skillz): $ 103.3 million
4. Andrew Wilson (EA): $ 34.7 million
5. Frank Gibeau (Zynga): $ 32 million
6. John Riccitiello (Unity): $ 22 million
7. Strauss Zelnick (Take-Two): 18,1 millones de dlares
8. Taek-Jin Kim (NCsoft): $ 15.6 million
9. Min-Liang Tan (Razer): $ 10.4 million
10. Debbie Bestwick (Team17): $ 10.2 million

The article also compare the salary of some of these CEOs to the median salary of their employees, and how many workers is equivalent. For example, Kotick charges the same as 1,560 Activision Blizzard employees.

Share of salary of CEOs and their employees -mean salary-:

  • Glu Mobile: 1 a 96
  • Take-Two: 1 a 252
  • Electronic Arts: 1 a 316
  • Zynga: 1 a 324
  • Gamestop: 1 a 650
  • Activision: 1 a 1560

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