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How Facebook pays its execs: Mark to get just $1!

Last updated on: February 3, 2012 09:50 IST

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Mark Zuckerberg may be the founder and CEO of Facebook, but it is the second-in-command and Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg who gets a fatter salary package at the IPO-bound social networking giant.

The base salary of Zuckerberg, also the most-known face of Facebook, is set to decline further and would remain just a token amount of $1 per year, from January 1, 2013.

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As per the regulatory filings made by the US-based Facebook for its IPO (initial public offer), Sandberg  is the highest paid executive at the world's largest social network and took home a whopping $30.87 million in 2011. 

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Facebook founder, Chairman, and CEO Mark Zuckerberg was way behind with a relatively modest pay package of $1.49 million in the same year.

Sandberg's compensation included a base salary of $295,833, bonus of $86,133 and stock awards of $30.49 million, Facebook said in its IPO documents.

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The company plans to raise $5 billion through the IPO, which could value Facebook at up to $100 billion.

Some reports have said that the IPO size could even rise even further to $10 billion.

In the first quarter of 2011, the compensation committee of Facebook decided to increase the base salaries of itsexecutive officers in order to bring them at par with its peer group companies for similar positions.

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Accordingly, the base salary of Facebook CEO was hiked by $100,000 and of each other executive officers by $25,000.

However, despite this hike, Facebook's executive officer salaries were still "below the 25th percentile of the salaries" provided by its peer group companies for executives in similar positions, the company has said.

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Zuckerberg had a base salary of $483,333 in 2011, but it would decline to just $1 next year, on his request.

The regulatory filing further noted that Molly Graham, the daughter of Donald E Graham, a member of Facebook's board of directors received a cash compensation, including basesalary, bonus and other compensation, of $189,168 in 2011.

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Randi Zuckerberg, sister of Mark Zuckerberg and employed with Facebook till August 2011, was paid cash compensation of $89,536 in 2011.

Prior to that, she was paid $128,750 and $139,578 during 2009 and 2010, respectively.

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The total pay of other executive officers like Mike Schroepfer, Vice President of Engineering, stood at $24.72 million in 2011.

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David A Ebersman, Chief Financial Officer's salary stood at $18.67 million and Theodore W Ullyot Vice President General Counsel and Secretary ($6.95 million).

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Facebook's revenue rose to $3.71 billion in 2011, up 88 per cent from 2010 and by 377 per cent from 2009.

In 2011, its income rose by 65 per cent to $1 billion. It derives 85 per cent of its revenues from advertising, andthe rest from social gaming and other fees.



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