Cobra Beer co-founder Lord Bilimoria downed a cool £5.8m take-home after the company recorded a year of increased profits despite sinking revenues.
Cobra, a joint venture between brewer Molson Coors and Bilimoria, recorded a profit of £8.5m for 2016, up from £7.8m in 2015.
Turnover was down from £62m to £57m, but reduced spending on marketing and other operating costs meant the company was still able to turn a profit.
It paid out £8m in dividends during the year and £3.8m after the year end. Lord Bilimoria, who owns a 49 per cent stake, took home £5.8m.