Opportunities to see the Play Industry in context to the
broader world of business are not as common as we would like. That was why I
took some time to study The New York Times Top 200 List of Executive Compensation. To make the list, a company had to have
generated over one billion dollars in 2012 revenues and filed proxies for 2012
by May 31 of 2013.
I wanted to know how play industry members fit into a mix
that included giants like Nike and Ford.
So, I went through the list looking for companies that were engaged, at
least in part, in the business of making or retailing play. Here they are in order of top executive total
Top 200 Rank Play
Ind. Rank Company Name Category
2 1 Activision
4 2 Discovery Communications Media
7 3 Walt
9 4 Yahoo Int.
11 5 Viacom Transmedia
13 6 eBay eCommerce
28 7 Dollar
46 8 Wal-Mart Mass Merchandiser
47 9 Target Mass
54 10 TJX Off-Price Retailer
77 11 Dollar
97 12 Bed,
Bath and Beyond Specialty
158 13 Big
Lots Off-Price Retailer
163 14 AOL Int.
169 15 Mattel Toy
184 16 GameStop Video Game
In my next posting, I rank these companies in order of 2012