Compensation Kings: Top 15 U.S. CEOs

By Jordan Robertson and Bloomberg Rankings - 2013-07-11T23:22:29Z

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4. Robert Kotick, Activision Blizzard

Total compensation: $64.9 million

The compensation of Activision Blizzard CEO Robert Kotick increased almost eightfold last year, with the bulk coming from stock awards valued at $55.9 million, according to a filing by the video-game software company. 

Shares of the Santa Monica, California-based company, which makes games such as "Call of Duty" and "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater," have risen 44 percent this year, giving the company a $17.1 billion market value.