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New Netflix co-CEO Greg Peters is set for a big raise with more than $30 million in potential stock options and bonuses — on top of a $3 million salary

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Greg Peters, COO of Netflix.Greg Peters, now co-CEO of Netflix, is set for a major payday, with an annual salary of $3 million.


  • Netflix COO Greg Peters is stepping to a new role as co-CEO.
  • As co-CEO Peters will receive an annual salary of $3 million, according to an SEC report.
  • Peters could also receive more than $17 million in stock options and a $14 million bonus.

The tides have changed for Greg Peters, who stepped into a new role as co-CEO of Netflix on Thursday. Until now, Peters has served COO of the streaming giant, where he helmed Netflix’s push into ads and gaming

According to a filing with the SEC, Peters will be raking in an annual salary of $3 million. Added to that, he’ll get an annual stock option allocation totaling more $17 million and is also on track to receive an estimated bonus of more than $14 million. 

Meanwhile, his predecessor as co-CEO, company co-founder Reed Hastings — who held at least a piece of the top job for the past 25 years— will be taking a hefty pay cut. 

Hastings will now serve as executive chairman, earning just $500,000. Added to that, Hastings will receive $2.5 million in stock options, the report notes. Hastings’ bonus was not disclosed. 

Amidst a tough economic climate, where layoffs abound, executive compensation has been a topic of discussion, and concern, at many major tech companies. Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, is voluntarily took a 40% pay cut and will bring in just $49 million this year

Netflix did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for a comment. 


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