40 Top-Earning Game CEOs Made $820 Million In 2020
A new survey from market intelligence firm Game One has announced that the top game CEOs made a total of $820 million over 2020.
The survey, as spotted by GamesIndustry.biz, wrapped the 42 highest earning games CEOs, with the highest earner being Robert Antokol, CEO of mobile game developer Playtika, who received total compensation of $372,008,176. That decodes to an hourly average of $186,004. For context, the federal minimum wage in the US is $7.25 an hour.
Coming in at second is Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick, who made $154,613,318 (or $77,306 per hour), and in third is Andrew Paradise of Skillz, who made $103,321,052 (or $51,660 per hour).
The survey also delivered the median employee at different companies, with employees at EA averaging $123,935 in 2020. Employees at Activision averaged $99,100, meaning the company’s pay ratio was 1:1560, the biggest pay gap listed in the survey.
The survey explains that the total payment can come from a variety of places, such as salary, bonus, stock, or benefits.
George E. Sherman, CEO of GameStop, was compensated $7.6 million in 2020. In December it was reported that GameStop had an overall net loss of over $100 million in the three months prior. And last week it was reported that the company has formed a team solely dedicated to NFTs in an effort to boost profits at the company.