J. Kent Walker Jr., president of global affairs and chief legal officer of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, was among the company’s highest-earning executives in 2021. Alphabet disclosed the salary information in a filed proxy statement. Friday night.
The company faces increasing antitrust scrutiny from the Justice Department. A group of state attorneys general have also been accused of Alphabet monopolizing the digital advertising market.
Walker earned $650,000 in base salary from Alphabet and about $14 million in stock last year. Those sums are down from the nearly $51 million salary package Walker received in 2020, the first year he appeared on the Mountain View, Calif.-based internet search giant’s summary pay table. .
He’s since received a pay raise: Alphabet earlier this year raised Walker’s base salary to $1 million and awarded him performance shares and restricted stock worth $23 million.
Netflix Chief Legal Officer Pay
David Hyman, longtime chief legal officer and corporate secretary of the streaming company
Hyman, who also got a pay raise from Netflix this year, took home $4.7 million in cash and earned more than $5.4 million in option awards in 2021. He has been with the company for a decade after working in private practice at Morrison & Foerster and Arent. Fox.
Netflix disclosed Hyman’s compensation in a proxy statement filed Friday.