According to Variety, ex-PlayStation president and current Sony CEO Kaz Hirai received a salary of $4.9 million for the fiscal year which ended 31st March – more than double his compensation from the previous year. It's the most the company has paid to a CEO since the firm was forced to reveal the wages of its top executives in 2010.
The reason for the raise is because Hirai has successfully steered Sony back to profitability after a long period of restructuring. To be fair to the businessman, he's done an outstanding job; the Japanese giant is no longer the electronics juggernaut that it once was, but it's leaner and much more focused these days, which is down to Kaz.
He wasn't the only high paid executive on the firm's books, with CFO Kenichiro Yoshida and Executive Deputy President Tomoyuki Suzuki also receiving more than $960,000 apiece. While the numbers are astronomical, these are smart people, and they've moved mountains to get Sony back on track. Incredible for a man who's best known for his love of Ridge Racer.