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David Zapolsky David Zapolsky, senior vice president, general counsel and secretary of Inc. Photo: Amazon

2020 was a good year financially for Amazon’s top lawyer, David Zapolsky.

According to a Thursday filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Zapolsky, based in the company’s Seattle headquarters, took in $17,174,185 in total compensation in 2020. The figure represents his $160,000 annual salary, over $17 million in stock awards, and $3,200 in other compensation. It is not clear how his 2020 earnings match up with what he made in 2019, because 2020 was the first year he was a named executive officer.

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Dan Clark

Dan covers cyber security, legal operations and intellectual property for Corporate Counsel. Follow him on Twitter @Danclarkalm.

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