According to the report from NFL on Friday that National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell earned $35 million in salary, bonus and pension compensation in the 2013 calendar year. He is the highest tax payer in 2013 where s The NFL is technically a non-profit trade organization which is the reason it remains tax-exempt.
In a statement the commissioner s compensation in 2013 made him one of the highest-paid chief executives in the United States. He received a $3.5 million base salary, a $31.1 million bonus determined by a small group of N.F.L. owners, and the rest in retirement benefits.
On the other hand the another member of the League like Jeff Pash, the league’s executive vice president and general counsel, made $7.5 million in 2013, while Steve Bornstein, the executive vice president of media, made $5.1 million. Eric Grubman, the league’s executive vice president of business ventures, made $3.8 million.
This is noticeable that Goodell’s salary information is available because the NFL is considered a non-profit organization and is exempt from federal corporate taxes. The NFL’s 32 owners are responsible for paying the commissioner, who has endured a controversial year with the Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson scandals.
In the report from Tax Office When Goodell’s compensation of $44.2 million for the 2012 calendar year was revealed about this time last year, most people did a double take. His 2013 salary, which the Daily Business Journal’s Daniel Kaplan uncovered via the NFL’s latest tax returns, wasn’t quite as much. But it was still more than any player in NFL history has ever made, on a per-year basis.
In the recent year it will be interesting to see if Goodell s 2014 earnings take a hit after a tumultuous season marred by domestic abuse cases and a child abuse incident. Helping determine that number will be New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, who along with Blank and Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson makes up the three-member compensation committee.