How Much Money Does Bobby Kotick Make?

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How Much Money Does Bobby Kotick Make?

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We all know that Bobby Kotick is rich and probably wouldn't mind being more rich. Just exactly how much money does the Activision CEO make, however?

Seems that these days Activision's Bobby Kotick is the guy that gamers love to hate the most. He runs a hugely successful corporation that milks franchises dry, he raises game prices, he admits that if he could, he would raise them even more. It's too easy not to think of this dude as the devil, but, now that we have actual numbers, are you ready to demonize the Activision CEO even more?

GoNintendo decided to look up Kotick's earnings for 2008 on his Forbes profile, and here we go. The man has an annual salary of around $900,000, but adding in a whopping $5 million bonus plus option awards and other forms of compensation I'm not Forbes-y enough to understand, the grand total comes to $14,950,102.

And this guy says that he would raise game prices even higher. Does he need any more money? My mind says no, but the cold capitalist logic ingrained in my soul says that yes, why not, if I were him, I would want more too, because I'm a greedy pig. And you too, you might hate Bobby Kotick, but really, are you sure there isn't some modicum of envy at the black and darkened heart of that hate?

As they say, "don't hate the player, hate the game."

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I think he wants to raise the prices of games so he can build a huge safe and swim in the money like Scrooge McDuck.

Just look at his face in that picture, I can see him do that.

I have to love this guy just for how much outright and Evil is. He's Lawful Evil for Game Business. America Bless this man.

If I made that kind of dough, I would be the philanthropist to end all philanthropists (with the possible exception of Mr Gates.)

Either that, or buy Sweden. Whatever.

Wow, that guy is a douche. He raises prices, then wants to raise em even higher, and then, he's making a shit load of money. Assholes and gaming run hand and hand, I guess :P
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By the way, if anyone didn't know, and if anyone is gonna ask, my avatar is his picture :P

He's the American dream come true. We'd all be greedy bastards making millions if we could.

AboveUp:
I think he wants to raise the prices of games so he can build a huge safe and swim in the money like Scrooge McDuck.

Just look at his face in that picture, I can see him do that.

It's just his mask. Behind it hides a black hole with three red eyes.

I have changed my opinion thanks to The Bandit, for setting me right.

By raising the price, he is making additional money for the company, so therefore he deserves the bonus'. Really, he is being a good buisnessman by doing this.

NoMoreSanity:
I have to love this guy just for how much outright and Evil is. He's Lawful Evil for Game Business. America Bless this man.

Blasted Lawful Evil buisness execs! Big buisness should learn from the indie scene and go chaotic neutral!

Crimsane:
He's the American dream come true. We'd all be greedy bastards making millions if we could.

Sounds about right. With that kind of money, I'd be waking up every morning to perfect ham sandwiches and gold-plated fellatio.

AboveUp:
I think he wants to raise the prices of games so he can build a huge safe and swim in the money like Scrooge McDuck.

Just look at his face in that picture, I can see him do that.

So true. I swear that man is evil or at least morally corrupt.

ChromeAlchemist:

Crimsane:
He's the American dream come true. We'd all be greedy bastards making millions if we could.

Sounds about right. With that kind of money, I'd be waking up every morning to perfect ham sandwiches and gold-plated fellatio.

Do I smell a reference?
Indeed, I think I do.

NoMoreSanity:
America Bless this man.

If America blesses him then it means the rest of the world curses him...

Birras:

NoMoreSanity:
I have to love this guy just for how much outright and Evil is. He's Lawful Evil for Game Business. America Bless this man.

Blasted Lawful Evil buisness execs! Big buisness should learn from the indie scene and go chaotic neutral!

But L.E execs are the best, it shows everyone the only way to succeed in the world is to screw other people.

Simalacrum:

NoMoreSanity:
America Bless this man.

If America blesses him then it means the rest of the world curses him...

By America, are you cursing America! You hate America! /sarcastic insane patriotism

Hahaha he's so blatantly evil, I admire that.

-Joe

Don't hate the player, hate the head of the publisher of the game.

The Shade:

Either that, or buy Sweden. Whatever.

After buying Sweden what would you do with the other half of the money?

I think I would use it to ride a pony in space.

JimmyBassatti:

ChromeAlchemist:

Crimsane:
He's the American dream come true. We'd all be greedy bastards making millions if we could.

Sounds about right. With that kind of money, I'd be waking up every morning to perfect ham sandwiches and gold-plated fellatio.

Do I smell a reference?
Indeed, I think I do.

If I'm honest, if I never saw your thread, it would be perfectly cooked steaks and gold plated fellatio, but yes it's a reference either way.

And your sandwich is still flawed, BTW.

ChromeAlchemist:

JimmyBassatti:

ChromeAlchemist:

Crimsane:
He's the American dream come true. We'd all be greedy bastards making millions if we could.

Sounds about right. With that kind of money, I'd be waking up every morning to perfect ham sandwiches and gold-plated fellatio.

Do I smell a reference?
Indeed, I think I do.

If I'm honest, if I never saw your thread, it would be perfectly cooked steaks and gold plated fellatio, but yes it's a reference either way.

And your sandwich is still flawed, BTW.

Yeah...well...err...so's your face!

Seriously, i google Kotick and yet i find no pictures of him photoshopped to look like the devil, not even poorly done!, for shame internet, for shame.

Im a gamer so really my clients and my happiness would have to find a good balance, and yes i am jealous of his impressive bank, i know whose will im Re-writing

NoMoreSanity:

Simalacrum:

NoMoreSanity:
America Bless this man.

If America blesses him then it means the rest of the world curses him...

By America, are you cursing America! You hate America! /sarcastic insane patriotism

Well, to be fair, I am English, its kinda our job to hate everything and everyone, especially the Scottish, Irish and Welsh... the bastards...

JimmyBassatti:

ChromeAlchemist:

JimmyBassatti:

ChromeAlchemist:

Crimsane:
He's the American dream come true. We'd all be greedy bastards making millions if we could.

Sounds about right. With that kind of money, I'd be waking up every morning to perfect ham sandwiches and gold-plated fellatio.

Do I smell a reference?
Indeed, I think I do.

If I'm honest, if I never saw your thread, it would be perfectly cooked steaks and gold plated fellatio, but yes it's a reference either way.

And your sandwich is still flawed, BTW.

Yeah...well...err...so's your face!

Ohoho, I see what you did thar! That'll be the last quip out of you, boy. Guards!

manaman:

The Shade:

Either that, or buy Sweden. Whatever.

After buying Sweden what would you do with the other half of the money?

I think I would use it to ride a pony in space.

Or, better yet, TWO Ponies into space! Swinging a bag of platypus' (platypi?)!

Simalacrum:

NoMoreSanity:

Simalacrum:

NoMoreSanity:
America Bless this man.

If America blesses him then it means the rest of the world curses him...

By America, are you cursing America! You hate America! /sarcastic insane patriotism

Well, to be fair, I am English, its kinda our job to hate everything and everyone, especially the Scottish, Irish and Welsh... the bastards...

You're not American, so you hate America! You hate America, because you're not in America! And English!

This is fun.

ChromeAlchemist:

JimmyBassatti:

ChromeAlchemist:

JimmyBassatti:

ChromeAlchemist:

Crimsane:
He's the American dream come true. We'd all be greedy bastards making millions if we could.

Sounds about right. With that kind of money, I'd be waking up every morning to perfect ham sandwiches and gold-plated fellatio.

Do I smell a reference?
Indeed, I think I do.

If I'm honest, if I never saw your thread, it would be perfectly cooked steaks and gold plated fellatio, but yes it's a reference either way.

And your sandwich is still flawed, BTW.

Yeah...well...err...so's your face!

Ohoho, I see what you did thar! That'll be the last quip out of you, boy. Guards!

Don't worry...Bobby will save me! And my Mogwai army!

...For some reason, I always assumed it would be $17,000,000.
Not sure why...
It looks like I wasn't too far off.

Crimsane:
He's the American dream come true. We'd all be greedy bastards making millions if we could.

Don't lump me in with yourself.

Sometimes I hate this whole world so much I wish I had a death star...

Pandalisk:
Seriously, i google Kotick and yet i find no pictures of him photoshopped to look like the devil, not even poorly done!, for shame internet, for shame.

Im a gamer so really my clients and my happiness would have to find a good balance, and yes i am jealous of his impressive bank, i know whose will im Re-writing

My avatar is "Satan's Seed" Bobby Kotick with a top hat that has money in it's band, a mustache, and a monicol :P

JimmyBassatti:

ChromeAlchemist:

JimmyBassatti:

ChromeAlchemist:

JimmyBassatti:

ChromeAlchemist:

Crimsane:
He's the American dream come true. We'd all be greedy bastards making millions if we could.

Sounds about right. With that kind of money, I'd be waking up every morning to perfect ham sandwiches and gold-plated fellatio.

Do I smell a reference?
Indeed, I think I do.

If I'm honest, if I never saw your thread, it would be perfectly cooked steaks and gold plated fellatio, but yes it's a reference either way.

And your sandwich is still flawed, BTW.

Yeah...well...err...so's your face!

Ohoho, I see what you did thar! That'll be the last quip out of you, boy. Guards!

Don't worry...Bobby will save me! And my Mogwai army!

I have some bad news for you... erm... I ate them both... I thought you meant "Bobby" when you said "bricks" and "Mogwai army" when you said "Glass"... so, erm... yeah. They made a very nice sandvich though :)

Simalacrum:

JimmyBassatti:

ChromeAlchemist:

JimmyBassatti:

ChromeAlchemist:

JimmyBassatti:

ChromeAlchemist:

Crimsane:
He's the American dream come true. We'd all be greedy bastards making millions if we could.

Sounds about right. With that kind of money, I'd be waking up every morning to perfect ham sandwiches and gold-plated fellatio.

Do I smell a reference?
Indeed, I think I do.

If I'm honest, if I never saw your thread, it would be perfectly cooked steaks and gold plated fellatio, but yes it's a reference either way.

And your sandwich is still flawed, BTW.

Yeah...well...err...so's your face!

Ohoho, I see what you did thar! That'll be the last quip out of you, boy. Guards!

Don't worry...Bobby will save me! And my Mogwai army!

I have some bad news for you... erm... I ate them both... I thought you meant "Bobby" when you said "bricks" and "Mogwai army" when you said "Glass"... so, erm... yeah. They made a very nice sandvich though :)

Fine then, my top assassins will protect me.
Teddy Roosevelt, Rosario Dawson, Chuck Norris, Billy Mays, Jessica Alba, Samuel L. Jackson, and... MOGWAI! HE IS THE SOLE SURVIVOR OF THE ARMY!

I wonder if this could put his job security in jeopardy.

I mean this much bad press is bad for the company, no?

crooked_ferret:

Crimsane:
He's the American dream come true. We'd all be greedy bastards making millions if we could.

Don't lump me in with yourself.

Sometimes I hate this whole world so much I wish I had a death star...

...that you'll finance through greedy business ventures.

And yes, I would happily be a greedy bastard. ; )

JimmyBassatti:

Fine then, my top assassins will protect me.
Teddy Roosevelt, Rosario Dawson, Chuck Norris, Billy Mays, Jessica Alba, Samuel L. Jackson, and... MOGWAI! HE IS THE SOLE SURVIVOR OF THE ARMY!

Um... due to recent budget cuts, we could only afford Oprah. Sorry

Fat Man Spoon:

JimmyBassatti:

Fine then, my top assassins will protect me.
Teddy Roosevelt, Rosario Dawson, Chuck Norris, Billy Mays, Jessica Alba, Samuel L. Jackson, and... MOGWAI! HE IS THE SOLE SURVIVOR OF THE ARMY!

Um... due to recent budget cuts, we could only afford Oprah. Sorry

NIEN NIEN NIEN NIEN!
-slams fist repeatedly on the table-
Alquiler de Dr. Phil!

NoMoreSanity:
I have to love this guy just for how much outright and Evil is. He's Lawful Evil for Game Business. America Bless this man.

Perhaps you didn't read the OP, but it seems America already has.

JimmyBassatti:

Simalacrum:

JimmyBassatti:

ChromeAlchemist:

JimmyBassatti:

ChromeAlchemist:

JimmyBassatti:

ChromeAlchemist:

Crimsane:
He's the American dream come true. We'd all be greedy bastards making millions if we could.

Sounds about right. With that kind of money, I'd be waking up every morning to perfect ham sandwiches and gold-plated fellatio.

Do I smell a reference?
Indeed, I think I do.

If I'm honest, if I never saw your thread, it would be perfectly cooked steaks and gold plated fellatio, but yes it's a reference either way.

And your sandwich is still flawed, BTW.

Yeah...well...err...so's your face!

Ohoho, I see what you did thar! That'll be the last quip out of you, boy. Guards!

Don't worry...Bobby will save me! And my Mogwai army!

I have some bad news for you... erm... I ate them both... I thought you meant "Bobby" when you said "bricks" and "Mogwai army" when you said "Glass"... so, erm... yeah. They made a very nice sandvich though :)

Fine then, my top assassins will protect me.
Teddy Roosevelt, Rosario Dawson, Chuck Norris, Billy Mays, Jessica Alba, Samuel L. Jackson, and... MOGWAI! HE IS THE SOLE SURVIVOR OF THE ARMY!

yeah, they all come under "Bobby" in my awesomely twisted little mind, I'm afraid ^^ and so does any other protection you ever dare to present.

Thats for making me eat glass!

Dammit.

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