Barry Diller's many paychecks

Most of us are satisfied with just one. But the Internet mogul has all sorts of checks coming from all sorts of companies that he has a connection with. spotted an SEC filing from TripAdvisor that has Diller receiving a base salary of $100,000 as the company's chairman and senior executive, effective January 1. I know, chickenfeed. But the pay is retroactive, giving Diller $29,000 more than if TripAdvisor began paying him on April 16, the date the Committee approved the idea. This is one of the perks of being really rich: You get money you don't need for work you never did. Of course, this is just a small part of the Diller largesse. From footnoted:

In fiscal year 2010, Diller received more than $3.72 million in total compensation from IAC/InterActiveCorp, where he is Chairman and Senior Executive, according to the 2011 proxy. Diller holds the same titles at online travel company Expedia, Inc. from which he received nearly $4.32 million in total compensation for FY 2010, according to this May 2, 2011 10-K/A. (You may recall that Expedia spun off TripAdvisor in December, 2011.)

Since 2002 Diller has served on the board of Coca-Cola; in 2011, he earned $175,791. And since 2000, Diller has been a director for The Washington Post Co., an $80,000-a-year job.

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