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Top games CEO compensation totaled $842m in 2020

Game One survey says that largest executive pay ratio gap compared to company employees was 1 to 1,560

Today market intelligence firm Games One revealed in a new survey that compensation for the 42 highest-paid video games CEOs totaled $842 million in the year of 2020.

The data, which was compiled from company fillings, shows that the highest earner was Robert Antokol of Playtika, as he made $372 million that year.

The second-highest was Bobby Kotick of Activision Blizzard, who made $154.6 million in 2020. Following him was Andrew Paradise of Skillz with a compensation of $103 million.

The survey also listed the median compensation of various company employees for comparison regarding the pay gap.

The average salary of an EA staffer was a total of $124,000 in 2020 (while CEO Andrew Wilson received $34.7 million), whereas the lowest CEO payment was $162,293 (Embracer Group's Lars Wingefors.

The lowest median employee compensation was Gamestop listed at $11,000 while company leader George E. Sherman earned $7.6 million that year.

Additionally, the report goes on to say that the largest CEO pay ratio gap belonged to Activision, at 1 to 1,560, with the median staff salary at $99,100.

Last year both EA and Activision Blizzard reported cutting executive pay.

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Jeffrey Rousseau: Jeffrey joined in March 2021. Based in Florida, his work focused on the intersectionality of games and media. He enjoys reading, podcasts, staying informed, and learning how people are tackling issues.
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