The Week: People News - Murdoch earnings rocket

Rupert Murdoch, the chief executive of News Corporation, was paid $32.1 million (£15.8 million) in the last financial year.

Murdoch received a basic salary of $8.1 million ($3.6 million more than the previous year), a $15.8 million performance-related bonus, $1 million in stock awards, $6.87 million in pension benefits and $356,175 in other compensation. Peter Chernin, the president and chief operating officer of News Corp, received an even higher total package, at $33.96 million.

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