CEOs vs. Movie Stars: Whose Talent is Worth More and Why?
March 29 2012 by ChiefExecutive.net
Whereas A-list actors and actresses often receive $10 to $30 million per film plus 10 to 20% of gross profits, few CEOs receive anything close to that. Music artists usually receive 8 to 25% of gross retail revenue on CD sales and a share of tour gross profits. CEOs of private equity owned companies, by comparison, receive 5.4% of the equity upside on average, and most public company CEOs earn even less as a percentage of value creation.
Highest Paid CEOs (2010):
|Company||CEO||Total 2010 Compensation|
|Viacom||Phillipe Dauman||$84.5 million|
|Occidental Petroleum||Ray Irani||$76.1 million|
|Oracle||Larry Ellison||$70.1 million|
|CBS||Leslie Moonves||$56.9 million|
Highest Paid Actors (2010):
|Leonardo Dicaprio||$77 million|
|Johnny Depp||$50 million|
|Adam Sandler||$40 million|
|Will Smith||$36 million|
|Tom Hanks||$35 million|
Highest Paid Actresses (2010):
|Angelina Jolie||$30 million|
|Sarah Jessica Parker||$30 million|
|Jennifer Aniston||$28 million|
|Resee Witherspoon||$28 million|
|Julia Roberts||$20 million|
Highest Paid Musicians (2010):
|Bon Jovi||$125 million|
|Elton John||$100 million|
|Lady Gaga||$90 million|
|Paul McCartney||$67 million|
Highest Paid Athletes (2010):
|Tiger Woods||$75 million|
|Kobe Bryant||$53 million|
|LeBron James||$48 million|
|Roger Federer||$47 million|
|Phil Mickelson||$47 million|
Source: Forbes, "The World’s Most Powerful Celebrities" 2010.
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