ICANN’s latest tax return discloses that it paid 197 employees and contractors at least $100,000.
ICANN has posted its latest tax return (pdf), which covers the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019. It’s that time of year when you get to see how much your favorite ICANN staffers get paid.
The compensation data is for the calendar year 2018, so it’s a bit dated.
The highest-paid employee was CEO Goran Marby, whose total comp was $865,570. This includes retirement benefits and nontaxable benefits. (You can see the breakdown of actual cash compensation for employees starting on page 53 of the return).
Former President of GDD Akram Atallah had total comp of $686,263 through November of 2018 when he left to join Donuts.
General Counsel John Jeffrey was next highest at $648,985.
I count 15 people with $400,000 or more of total comp and benefits and 8 with $500,000 or more.
The non-profit paid 197 contractors and employees at least $100,000 during 2018.
ICANN paid the law firm Jones Day was $7.6 million. That’s up from $5.4 million the prior year.