That was an increase of 118 percent. according to The Hollywood Reporter.
He made $19.8 million in 2017 and $16.9 million in 2016.
His compensation for last year jumped thanks to a new employment contract that boosted his option awards from $8.8 million to $27.8 million. "In December 2019, we entered into the 2019 Maffei Employment Agreement pursuant to which Mr. Maffei has agreed to serve as our chief executive officer and president for a five-year period ... ending December 31, 2024," the company said in a regulatory filing.
Maffei also got a $2.2 million bonus in 2019 after not getting one in at least the two previous years.
Liberty Media in the filing also disclosed the annual pay for chairman Malone. He made $1.4 million, up 27 percent from $1.1 million in 2018. He had made $797,082 in 2017 and $747,156 in 2016.