T-Mobile Chief Executive Officer John Legere's brash and bold statements against his competitors translated to more money in his own pocket last year.
Legere, who has continued to tout T-Mobile's innovation while taking aim at Verizon Wireless, AT&T, and Sprint, earned $29.2 million in total compensation in 2013, according to a filing Thursday with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson and Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam earned $23.2 million and $15.8 million, respectively, according SEC documents.
Only Sprint CEO Dan Hesse was able to outpace Legere for compensation last year. He earned $49.1 million in 2013, according an SEC filing, due mainly to last year.
Legere is easily the most outspoken executive in the wireless industry, constantly criticizing his competitors and claiming that T-Mobile, the fourth-largest carrier in the US, can provide a better all-around service to customers.
In an attempt to prove that point, Legere earlier this month unveiled three changes to his company's service lineup. Legere announced a tablets to go along with free data and plans to eliminate overage charges.for customers who don't need a lot of data. He also announced cheaper pricing on
Despite Legere's best attempts to put pressure on AT&T, the second-largest wireless provider in the US after Verizon, it seems Legere's efforts haven't been going all that well.and added over 1 million wireless customers during the period. AT&T also attempted to take T-Mobile, and Legere, down a notch. The carrier initially offered and then . AT&T also , dropping the price by $15.
CNET has contacted T-Mobile for comment on Legere's compensation. We will update this story when we have more information.
T-Mobile shares are down 1.3 percent, or 37 cents, to $29.01 in early trading on Friday.