Murdoch family executive pay since 1998-99


January 12, 2019

This list tracks executive pay at News Corp since 1998-99 and 21st Century Fox since it was demerged in 2012. Good one for Crikey.

2015-16 21st Century Fox

Rupert Murdoch: $US34.6 million
James Murdoch: $US26.4 million
Lachlan Murdoch: $US23.7 million
Chase Carey: $US29.2 million
John Nallen: $US12.1m

Top 5 pay: $US126 million
Murdochs received $US84.7m or 67.2% of top 5 pay

See p42 of proxy statement

2015-16 News Corp

Details to be added.

2014-15 21st Century Fox

Rupert Murdoch $27.9m
Chase Carey $23.21m
James Murdoch $15.05m
Gerson Zweifach: $8.62
John Nallen: $8.2m

Top 5 pay: $82.7m
Murdochs received $43m or just over half of top 5 pay

See p53 of proxy statement and 6.57% protest vote on remuneration report.

2014-15 News Corp

Robert Thomson $10.3m
Rupert Murdoch $5.1m
Bedi Sing: $4.6m
Gerson Zweifach: $2.08m

Top 4 pay: $22.1m
Rupert Murdoch pay 23% of top 4 pay

See p50 of proxy statement and 21.7% protest vote on remuneration report.

Total Murdoch pay for both companies in 2014-15: $US48.1m

2013-14 News Corp

Robert Thomson $12.47m (up from $2.6m in 2012-13)
Rupert Murdoch $8.7m (zero in 2012-13)
Bedi Singh: $5.4m ($2.09m in 2012-13)
Gerson Zweifach $1.5m (zero in 2012-13)
Lachlan Murdoch: $2.08m

Total top 5 pay: $30.17m
Murdoch family pay 35.8% of top 5 pay

See p46 of proxy statement and 16.2% protest vote against remuneration report.

2013-14 21st Century Fox

Rupert Murdoch $29.25m
Chase Carey $28m
James Murdoch $18.7m
John Nallen $9.6m
Gerson Zweifach $5.8m

Top 5 pay: $91.35m
Murdochs received $48m or 52.5% of disclosed top 5 pay

See p54 of proxy statement and 8.65% protest vote against remuneration report.

Total Murdoch pay for both companies 2013-14: $55.7m

2012-13 for demerged 21st Century Fox

Rupert Murdoch $28.9m
Chase Carey $27m
Roger Ailes: not disclosed
James Murdoch $17m
David Devoe $12.5m
Gerson Zweifach: $5.6m

Top 5 pay: $91m
Murdochs received $45.9m or 50.4% of top 5 pay

See p67 of Fox proxy statement

2011-12 News Corp

Rupert Murdoch $30m
Chase Carey $24.75m
Roger Ailes: $21.1m
James Murdoch $16.84m
David Devoe $10.8m

Top 5 pay: $103.5m
Murdochs received $46.84 million or 45.25% of top 5 pay

See p56 of proxy statement

2010-11 News Corp

Rupert Murdoch $33.3m
Chase Carey $30.15m
David Devoe $18.24m
Roger Ailes $15.55m
James Murdoch $11.9m

Total top 5 pay: $109.14m
Murdochs received $45.2m or 41.4% of top 5 pay

See page 43 of proxy statement.

2009-10 News Corp

Chase Carey $26m
Rupert Murdoch $22.72m
Roger Ailes $13.96m
James Murdoch $10.3m
David Devoe $7.13m

Total top 5 pay: $80.11m
Murdochs received $33m or 41.2% of top 5 pay

See page 43 of proxy statement.

2008-09 News Corp

Roger Ailes: $23.68m
Peter Chernin: $22.22m
Rupert Murdoch: $19.88m
James Murdoch: $9.2m
David Devoe: $7.8m

Total top 5: $82.78m
Murdochs received $29.1m or 35.13% of top 5 pay

See page 29 of proxy statement.

2007-08 News Corp

Peter Chernin: $28.8m
Rupert Murdoch: $27.55m
Roger Ailes: $19.9m
James Murdoch: $10.97m
David Devoe: $9.73m

Total top 5: $96.95m
Murdochs received $39.77m or 41% of top 5 pay

See page 29 of proxy statement.

2006-07 News Corp

Peter Chernin: $33.98m
Rupert Murdoch: $32.14m
David Devoe: $11.73m
Roger Ailes: $10.89m
Lawrence Jacobs: $4.08m

Total top 5: $92.82m
Rupert Murdoch received $32.14m or 34.6% of top 5 pay

See page 34 of 2006-07 proxy statement.

2005-06 News Corp

Peter Chernin: $42.53m
Rupert Murdoch: $25.9m
Roger Ailes: $15.77m
David Devoe: $12.73m
Lawrence Jacobs: $5.02m

Total top 5: $101.95
Rupert Murdoch received $25.9m or 25.4% of top 5 pay

See page 29 of 2005-06 proxy statement

2004-05 News Corp

Peter Chernin: $28.25m
Rupert Murdoch: $23.64m
David Devoe: $8.63m
Lachlan Murdoch: $7.97m
Arthur Siskind: $6.97m

Total top 5: $75.46m
Murdochs received $31.61m or 41.8% of top 5 pay

See page 24 of 2004-05 proxy statement

2003-04 News Corp

Rupert Murdoch: $20.65m
Peter Chernin: $18.58m
Roger Ailes: $7.73m
David Devoe: $6.14m
Chase Carey: $5.297m

Total top 5: $58.39m
Rupert Murdoch received $20.65m or 35.36% of top 5 pay.
James and Lachlan Murdoch together received $5.8m but weren't in top 5
Total Murdoch pay: $26.45m

See page 57 of the 2003-04 annual report

2002-03 News Corp

Peter Chernin: $17.34m
Rupert Murdoch: $14.1m
David Devoe: $10m
Roger Ailes: $8.754m
Sandy Grushow: $4.9m (then head of Fox Entertainment)

Total top 5: $55.1
Rupert Murdoch received $14.1m or 25.6% of top 5
James and Lachlan Murdoch together received $5.2m but weren't in top 5
Total Murdoch pay: $19.3m

See page 55 of the 2002-03 annual report

2001-02 News Corp

Peter Chernin: $17.89m
Chase Carey: $10.78m
Rupert Murdoch: $9.21
David Devoe: $4.74m
Arthur Siskind: $3.91m

Total top 5: $31m
Rupert received $9.21m or 29.7% of total top 5 pay
James and Lachlan Murdoch together received $4.48m but weren't in top 5
Total Murdoch family pay: $13.7m

2000-01 News Corp

Peter Chernin: $20.13m
Mitch Stern: $8.54m (then head of Fox Television network)
Rupert Murdoch: $7.58m
Roger Ailes: $5.82m
Chase Carey: $5.65m

Total top 5: $47.72m
Rupert Murdoch received $7.58m or 15.9% of total top 5 pay
James and Lachlan Murdoch together received $5.66m but weren't in top 5
Total Murdoch family pay: $13.24m

1999-2000 News Corp

Peter Chernin: $11.85m
Rupert Murdoch: $6.53m
Bill Mechanic: $5.84m
Chase Carey: $4.16m
David Devoe: $3.63m

Total top 5 pay: $32m
Rupert Murdoch received $6.53m or 20.4% of total top 5 pay
Lachlan Murdoch wasn't in top 5 but received $3.14m
Total Murdoch family pay: $9.67m

1998-99 News Corp

Peter Chernin: $11.72m
Rupert Murdoch: $6.34m
Gareth Chang: $4.8m (then head of STAR TV)
Bill Mechanic: $4.13m (then head of film studio)
Chase Carey: $3.99m

Total top 5: $30.98m
Rupert Murdoch received $6.34m or 20.45% of total top 5 pay
Neither Lachlan or James were in the top 10.