Endeavor Heads And UFC Owners Get Big Payday
Endeavor CEO Ari Emanuel has topped all other Hollywood executives.
SEC filings showed that Emanuel, in 2021, had a pay package of $308,177,233. That’s a valued payday that tops all Hollywood executives and is the highest figure for any CEO in the S&P 500 thus far, according to Wall Street Journal.
That $308 million value could change, as the bulk of Emanuel’s pay comes in stock, which was given to him as part of Endeavor’s 2021 IPO.
SEC filings also showed other Endeavor executives received big paydays like Executive chairman Patrick Whitesell’s over $123 million and Endeavor President Mark Shapiro’s $42 million.
Endeavor also recently announced that a huge chunk of its revenue and earnings came from the UFC. The leading MMA promotion, which they are the parent company of, broke financial records in 2021.
The parent company brought up its revenue 16 percent to $1.1 billion.
UFC fighter pay still remains a hot topic in the promotion and sport.