Best known for developing the Grand Theft Auto game series, with GTA V being one of the most successful entertainment products of all time.
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Grand Theft Auto V is the most commercially successful product in the history of the entertainment industry, generating over $5bn in revenue. Despite this, the British makers of the game have paid nothing in corporation tax and received £42m in relief.
Source: TaxWatch UK (2019)
In 2009, Rockstar Games settled out of court with with "over 100" Rockstar San Diego employees to the tune of $2.75 million (approximately $27,500 per person). The case was brought by ex-Rockstar employees who allege that Rockstar San Diego had "failed to pay overtime compensation ... to certain Angel employees whose primary duties are or were to create, produce, copy and/or install images into video games, using commercial or in-house software computer programs."
Source: news article (2010)
In 2018 Kotaku interviewed with 34 current and 43 former Rockstar Games employees while investigating the work culture during the final year of development on Red Dead Redemption 2. Employees gave mixed reviews. Most said they felt compelled to work long hours (60-80 hours per week), sometimes for no extra pay. As one former employee put it, "If you're really passionate about the game and working there, and want to prioritise that over your life, it's a really great place to work. But if you want to prioritise your life, it's not."
Source: Kotaku (2018)
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This company received an S&P Global ESG Score of 14/100 in the Interactive Media Services & Home Entertainment category of the 2019 SAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment, an annual evaluation of companies' sustainability practices. The rankings are based on an analysis of corporate economic, environmental and social performance, assessing issues such as corporate governance, risk management, environmental reporting, climate strategy, human rights and labour practices.
Source: S&P Global (2019)
JUST Capital polls Americans every year to identify the issues that matter most in defining just business behaviour. For their 2021 rankings the public identified 19 issues, which are organised under the headings Workers, Communities, Customers, Shareholders and Environment. JUST Capital then define metrics that map to those issues and track and analyse the largest, publicly traded U.S. companies. This analysis powers their rankings, in which this company ranked Bottom 10% of 928 companies, and 36th of 38 Household Goods & Apparel companies.
Source: JUST Capital (2020)
In 2019 the median pay for a worker at this company was US$67,714. The CEO was paid 256 times this amount. Exorbitant CEO pay is a major contributor to rising inequality. CEOs are getting more because of their power to set pay, not because they are increasing productivity or possess specific, high-demand skills. The economy would suffer no harm if CEOs were paid less (or taxed more). In contrast, the CEO-to-typical-worker compensation ratio was 20-to-1 in 1965 and 58-to-1 in 1989.
Source: AFL-CIO (2020)
In 2005 the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced that this company agreed to pay US$7.5 million to settle charges of accounting fraud.
Source: SEC (2005)
In 2009 the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced that this company agreed to pay US$3 million to settle charges of accounting fraud.
Source: SEC (2009)
Take-Two has assisted numerous programs over the years. Follow the link for a list of some of the many programs, organizations and causes to which Take-Two has donated.
Source: company website (2020)
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Products / BrandsRockstar Games
Grand Theft Auto Action-Adventure Games
Grand Theft Auto Online Multiplayer Games
Red Dead Action-Adventure Games