Mizzou hunger-strike figure from Omaha, son of top railroad exec

Jonathan Butler, the Mizzou hunger striker protesting privilege and racism, is from a family worth millions. Specifically, his father, Eric Butler, is a top executive with Union Pacific and has done incredibly well for himself and his family.

Here is a bit about dad:

As EVP Marketing & Sales at UNION PACIFIC CORP, Eric L. Butler made $6,685,500 in total compensation. Of this total $435,333 was received as a salary, $975,000 was received as a bonus, $500,102 was received in stock options, $4,750,305 was awarded as stock and $24,760 came from other types of compensation. This information is according to proxy statements filed for the 2014 fiscal year.

EVP Marketing & Sales UNION PACIFIC CORPView local and national averages for salaries$6.7MILLION$435,333Base Pay$975,000Bonus + Non-EquityIncentive Comp$1,410,333Total Cash Comp$4,750,305Stock Award Value$500,102Option Award Value$5,250,407Total Equity$24,760Total Other $6,685,500 Total CompensationFiscal Year Ended in 2014

The chart on this page features a breakdown of the total annual pay for Eric L. Butler , EVP Marketing & Sales at UNION PACIFIC CORP as reported in their proxy statements.

Total Cash Compensation information is comprised of yearly Base Pay and Bonuses. UNION PACIFIC CORP income statements for executive base pay and bonus are filed yearly with the SEC in the edgar filing system. UNION PACIFIC CORP annual reports of executive compensation and pay are most commonly found in the Def 14a documents.

Total Equity aggregates grant date fair value of stock and option awards and long term incentives granted during the fiscal year.

Other Compensation covers all compensation-like awards that don’t fit in any of these other standard categories. Numbers reported do not include change in pension value and non-qualified deferred compensation earnings.