John Riccitiello earned $6 million last year

Tuesday, 11th August 2009 22:21 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Forbes has revealed the details of John Riccitiello’s personal financial package.

While not near as large as Kotick’s, it is still nothing to sneeze at.

The EA bossman earned $6,365,823 in salary, options and bonuses last year, poor fella.

Thanks, GoNintendo.




  1. Hunam

    Kotick wins this round.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. absolutezero

    Kotick is still far more cuntish aswell. The cunt.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Hunam

    But he has a bigger money hat. Riccitiello is a hero to be honest.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Grimrita

    I wish I could earn $6 million for sending a company down the pan

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Hunam

    EA are hardly down the pan.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. fearmonkey

    Riccitiello has done alot to improve EAin my eyes. He has made some mistakes, but he turned EA from my most hated publisher to not hating them near as much, thats a big accomplishment in my eyes. He has opened the door for original IP, rather than milk the sports lineups that the former CEO’s did.
    Kotick is more like they were, and now I dislike activision the most.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Psychotext

    “EA are hardly down the pan.”

    I think it’s a fair assessment…

    2009: -$1.09bn
    2008: -$0.45bn
    2007: +$0.08bn
    2006: +$0.24bn
    2005: +$0.50bn

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Hunam

    2009 isn’t done yet though!

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Johnny Cullen

    I agree with fear, Riccitello has turned around EA for the better, making new and original IP sexy again in EA’s eyes.

    If you wanna look at it that way.

    Kotick’s a different story now.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. absolutezero

    Yes ignore the heap of interesting new IP thats come out of EA recently and instead focus on how much money they’ve lost. Thats really whats important to video game fans is it not?

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Psychotext

    “2009 isn’t done yet though!”

    Year Ending 2009 financial year is

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    some people make way too much money. I’m so jealous.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. freedoms_stain

    Isn’t it funny how our world works? The business guys are on millions while the guys with all the talent and creativity won’t even see one hundredth of that salary and will be first in the firing line when it comes to “making efficiency cuts” or “streamlining operations”. Never streamlining the bosses paycheque though, oh no.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Phoenixblight

    @PT actually no the year end of 2009 is Q1 of 2010 Fiscal years of business is completely different then normal time. Thats why all Developers and publishers are pushing their games to 2010 to end their fiscal year with a bang.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Blerk

    $0.00 in bonuses! He’s a hero!

    Aside from the vast amount of money in stock and options. :-D

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Captain Fruitloop

    The important thing is, though, that Riccitiello’s a lot scarier-looking than Kotick, whose smug “I’m a rich bastard, me” grin can never defeat the Riccitiello Gaze of Chill Menace.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. Phoenixblight

    Dunno Kotick face reminds me of those smug kids in High school the ones where you just have to punch them in the face atleast once.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Jadeskye

    how does this kind of pay actually work? any fincancial gurus here?

    Do they get a lump sum at the end of the year? paid every month/week/day?

    thats a buttload of money.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. satsugai

    His face scares me. :o

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Cort

    Uh? Financial year 2009 ends in March 2010!

    #20 5 years ago

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