Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI) CEO Robert Kotick's latest compensation plan makes him one of the highest-paid chief executives in the U.S. In the video below, Fool contributor Demitrios Kalogeropoulos discusses just how big of a raise Kotick saw last year over his compensation in 2011.
Demitrios argues that Activision had a solid year last year, but not spectacular enough to warrant such a huge bump in pay. The good news for investors, though, is that almost all of the salary boost was in the form of stock options. That means that Kotick will have to earn those millions over the next several years -- by hitting a host of performance targets, and by maximizing long-term shareholder returns.