Liberty Media CEO Greg Maffei's Pay Rose to $19.8M in 2017

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Liberty Media CEO Greg Maffei

The company also disclosed the compensation for chairman John Malone.

John Malone's Liberty Media has disclosed that president and CEO Gregory Maffei's 2017 compensation amounted to $19.8 million, up 17 percent from $16.9 million in 2016.

He made $12.1 million in 2015.

A regulatory filing on Tuesday showed that Maffei's salary amounted to $1.06 million, up from $1.05 million in 2016, but he didn't get a bonus, like he had the previous year. The biggest driver behind his higher compensation was stock option awards worth $10.2 million, up from $6.9 million in 2016. 

Liberty Media also disclosed the annual pay for chairman Malone. He made $797,082 in 2017, compared with $747,156 in the previous year.