Activision Blizzard Chief Executive Officer Bobby Kotick is one of the more infamous people in the gaming industry today. Known for his blunt, painfully honest interviews with the press, Kotick isn’t one to sugarcoat what he wants to say. Earlier this month, he caused uproar among the online gaming community when he suggested that he would have raised game prices even further if it was his call.
Today, those who are hold a grudge for Activision Blizzard and its CEO in particular will likely have another emotion to add to their vendetta: jealousy. Forbes.com revealed Kotick’s total compensation. The world may still be in the grip of a recession, but CEOs for successful companies don’t come cheap even at times like these.
Now, 15 million dollars might sound like a lot of money. But it can’t buy some things, like the 163 foot long Casino Royale themed mega-yacht, which has an asking price of around 38 million USD. Even the most high powered CEOs would have to save up for a couple years to buy that thing.
Incidentally, the Casino Royale boasts an impressive top speed of 68 knots, an incredibly fast speed especially when all of the heavy marble and gold decoration inside the ship is taken into account. Silhouettes of Bond girls are etched into the crystal windows to complement the Bond theme.
For that kind of stuff, who wouldn’t want to raise the price of videogames even more? I know I would.
What do you think of Kotick’s impressive salary? Is it obscene that one person is paid so much more than most others, or is it a fundamental aspect of capitalism? Should our society turn away from materialism and towards Marxism? Let us know in our comments section!
Article from Gamersyndrome.com