Courtesy Citybizlist — Led by Discovery Communications’ David M. Zaslav, three Maryland CEOs are among the nation’s top 200 highest-paid chief executives, according to a list compiled by Equilar, an executive compensation data firm, and published by The New York Times.
Courtesy Citybizlist – Under Armour Chairman and CEO Kevin Plank’s total compensation last year jumped 35% to $1.53 million, according to a proxy filing with the SEC. In 2011, he earned $1.13 million.
The Baltimore-based sports apparel company said Plank’s base salary remained unchanged at $26,000. Like in the previous two years, his only other income came in the form of non-equity incentive. Last year, it amounted to $1.5 million, up from $1.1 million in 2011.
It’s almost April, which means that people around the country are pulling out their checkbooks and giving money to the government, or finding ways to avoid doing so. (And by “people,” we mean “corporations” — same difference, right?) Unsurprisingly, some groups are better at tax avoidance than others. More surprisingly, perhaps, is who does the most skillful job at finding ways around paying taxes. Firms with Republican CEOs “show a significantly higher level of tax avoidance than do companies with CEOs of no obvious political preference,” according to new research co-authored by Johns Hopkins business professor Xian Sun.