noun – 1. A political unit, usually larger than a kingdom and often comprising a number of territories or nations, ruled by a single supreme authority. 2. The territory included in such a unit. 3. a. Imperial dominion. b. The period during which such dominion exists. 4. An extensive enterprise maintained by a unified authority. Example: a publishing empire (The American Heritage Dictionary)
Salary + Bonuses is part of a budding media empire.