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Robert M. Bakish, insider at ViacomCBS
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Robert M. Bakish Insider Information

CEO of ViacomCBS
Robert M. Bakish is President and Chief Executive Officer of ViacomCBS, one of the world’s leading producers of premium, multi-platform media and entertainment content and a critical partner across the broader media eco-system.  ViacomCBS’ operations span Paramount Pictures, CBS, Showtime, a portfolio of global media brands (including Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET and Paramount Network), international broadcast networks (including Channel 5 in the UK, Telefe in Argentina and Network 10 in Australia), as well as a range of OTT products (including Pluto TV, Paramount+, Showtime OTT, Noggin and BET+).  As such, the company is active in virtually all genres of video entertainment, including drama, action, comedy, unscripted, news, sports, music and more, and has a very high volume of original production and a massive library. The company delivers the largest audience share in U.S. Television and has #1 positions across every demographic, making it a cornerstone network and content supplier for video distributors and, when combined with its leadership position in the advanced advertising space, a leading marketing solutions partner for agencies and their clients.  In addition, the company has a very significant international operating footprint, with a network portfolio reaching 180 countries across 45 languages. The company’s IP is also deployed globally across a broad range of applications, including in short form and social media, consumer products, recreation and live events.

Prior to the recombination of Viacom and CBS, Mr. Bakish was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Viacom since December 2016. He led the revitalization and evolution of Viacom’s core businesses, returning the company to growth and extending its leadership across multiplatform entertainment content, next-generation distribution and advertising. Through a strategy to deepen and expand Viacom’s presence in digital and live experiences, Mr. Bakish also stewarded the key acquisitions of free streaming television service Pluto TV; Gen-Z focused brand Awesomeness; influencer marketing firm WhoSay; and VidCon, the world’s largest celebration of online video fans and creators.

Mr. Bakish previously headed the company’s international business as President and CEO of Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) beginning in 2007.  Under his leadership, VIMN more than doubled revenues and broadened its portfolio with new, broadly distributed pay-TV networks, including Spike and the Paramount Channel, as well as major broadcast networks Channel 5 in the UK, Telefe in Argentina and Colors in India.  At the same time, he guided the company to launch Viacom Play Plex and other innovative mobile streaming offerings that introduced a new generation of young audiences to Viacom’s popular brands and IP.

Mr. Bakish joined Viacom in 1997, and held a series of senior corporate, sales and development positions at the company.  He previously worked as a partner with Booz Allen & Hamilton in its Media and Entertainment practice.

Mr. Bakish has an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and a B.S. in Operations Research from Columbia’s School of Engineering and Applied Science.  He serves on the boards of both schools and is also a Director on the Board of AVID Technology, a NASDAQ-listed company.

What is Robert M. Bakish's net worth?

The estimated net worth of Robert M. Bakish is at least $23.53 million as of July 23rd, 2021. Mr. Bakish owns 728,842 shares of ViacomCBS stock worth more than $23,527,020 as of November 30th. This net worth estimate does not reflect any other assets that Mr. Bakish may own. Learn More.

What is Robert M. Bakish's salary?

As the CEO of ViacomCBS Inc., Mr. Bakish earned a total compensation package of $38,973,768.00 in 2020. Mr. Bakish earned a salary of $3,106,923.00, stock awards of $15,999,968.00, non-equity compensation of $19,693,060.00, and other compensation of $29,173.00.

How do I contact Robert M. Bakish?

The corporate mailing address for Mr. Bakish and other ViacomCBS executives is 1515 BROADWAY, NEW YORK NY, 10036. ViacomCBS can also be reached via phone at (212) 258-6000 and via email at [email protected]

Has Robert M. Bakish been buying or selling shares of ViacomCBS?

During the past quarter, Robert M. Bakish has bought $502,880.00 of ViacomCBS stock. Most recently, on Monday, November 8th, Robert M. Bakish bought 14,000 shares of ViacomCBS stock. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $35.92 per share, with a total value of $502,880.00.

Who are ViacomCBS's active insiders?

ViacomCBS's insider roster includes Robert Bakish (CEO), and Shari Redstone (Director).

Are insiders buying or selling shares of ViacomCBS?

In the last twelve months, ViacomCBS insiders bought shares 2 times. They purchased a total of 41,525 shares worth more than $1,502,037.50. In the last twelve months, insiders at the sold shares 2 times. They sold a total of 46,285 shares worth more than $3,634,836.70. The most recent insider tranaction occured on November, 8th when CEO Robert M Bakish bought 14,000 shares worth more than $502,880.00. Insiders at ViacomCBS own 0.4 % of the company.

Information on this page was last updated on 11/8/2021.

Robert M. Bakish Insider Trading History at ViacomCBS

Transaction DateBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionShares Held After TransactionDetails
11/8/2021Buy14,000$35.92$502,880.00View SEC Filing Icon  
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ViacomCBS Company Overview

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ViacomCBS, Inc. operates as a mass media company, which creates and distributes content across a variety of platforms to audiences around the world. It operates its business through following segments: Entertainment, Cable Networks, Publishing, and Local Media. The Entertainment segment is composed of the CBS Television Network, CBS Television Studios, CBS Studios International, CBS Television Distribution, CBS Interactive, and CBS Films as well as the Company's digital streaming services, CBS All Access and CBSN. The Cable Networks includes Showtime Networks, CBS Sports Network, and Smithsonian Networks. The Publishing segment manages the Simon & Schuster's consumer book publishing business with imprints such as Simon & Schuster, Pocket Books, Scribner, and Atria Books. The Local Media segment handles the CBS Television Stations, and CBS Local Digital Media, with revenues generated primarily from advertising sales and retransmission fees. The company was founded by Sumner Murray Redstone in 1986 and is headquartered in New York, NY.
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