Don't feel too bad for Philippe Dauman. If CEO Dauman exits Viacom, it would cap a lucrative decade-long tenure at the company, data shows.
A deal, expected to be announced soon, would reportedly award Dauman a hefty parting sum of $72 million, a source told Reuters. It comes after Dauman has consistently been among the highest paid CEOs in recent years, according to Equilar, which specializes in executive compensation data.
Dauman has made a total $409.67 million in reported compensation — which includes the grant date fair value of any stock or options awards — since he was named CEO in September 2006. His realized pay during that time — which is the amount earned in cash in the given year, plus the value of shares vested in that year, and gains from exercised options — totals $491.66 million, Equilar said.