We all assumed it, but now we know that filming rednecks doing stuff is incredibly lucrative. Discovery Communications (Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, and 25 other channels) CEO David Zaslav while increasing the company’s stock value by over 50%, made $49 million in 2012, which was remarkably slightly down from his 2011 take of $52.4 million in 2011, but up slightly from his 2010 take of $42.6 million.
Fuck me, that kind of money can buy a lot of shows about mustaches and people who systematically kill birds.
Perhaps he will use this crazy influx of cash to smooth out his jaw-dimples, or maybe he’ll just make some more shows. May I suggest: