Rupert Murdoch's Annual Fox Pay Falls Slightly to $27.9 Million

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The entertainment conglomerate also reports James Murdoch's compensation for the fiscal year before he was elevated to new top roles.

Rupert Murdoch's annual compensation for his executive role at 21st Century Fox amounted to $27.9 million in the most recent fiscal year, compared with $29.2 million in the previous year, according to a regulatory filing late Tuesday.

The entertainment conglomerate in the SEC filing also reported James Murdoch's annual compensation for the fiscal year before he took over the CEO post from his father, who remains chairman, and Chase Carey's pay as president and COO for the time before his new role as executive vice chairman and consultant to Rupert Murdoch.

James Murdoch's annual pay amounted to $15 million for his work as co-COO, compared with $18.70 million in the previous year when he was deputy COO and then co-COO starting in March 2014. Carey's compensation of $23.2 million compared with $27.98 million.

Lachlan Murdoch's compensation for his role as non-executive co-chairman, before his rise as of this July to the post of executive co-chair, wasn't disclosed.

John Nallen, the CFO, earned $8.2 million in the most recent fiscal year compared with $9.6 million in the year before. 

In all cases, the stock awards fell for the executives as did their non-equity incentive plan compensation.

The company's proxy filing confirmed that the Murdoch family trust controls 38.4 percent of the voting stock in the conglomerate, with Murdoch listed as holding 39.4 percent, including the trust holdings. Saudi Arabia's Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal continues to hold a 6.6 percent voting stake.

 

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