Marissa Mayer to get close to $60 million (and maybe more) as Yahoo CEO

“Yahoo revealed in a regulatory filing that it could be paying its new CEO Marissa Mayer a total of close to $60 million to turn the company around,” Kara Swisher reports for AllThingsD.

“It includes salary, equity grants, stock options, a make-whole payment for her Google stock she left behind and, perhaps most remarkably, a $30 million one-time retention award,” Swisher reports. “The amount, which is a whole lot more than what the last two Yahoo CEOs — Carol Bartz and Scott Thompson were paid — is, um, rather large… (Side note: Mayer is already extraordinarily wealthy from her stint at Google, where she was its 20th employee.)”

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer<br>(photo by Brigitte Lacombe)
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer
(photo by Brigitte Lacombe)
Swisher reports, “The big number is a huge up-front, one-time retention award, vesting over five years, of $15 million in stock and $15 million in options… [plus] there is a make-whole payment of $14 million for the stock she left behind at Google.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]

MacDailyNews Take: Good for Marissa. Just having her as the face of Yahoo is worth double that, at least.

As long as she doesn’t screw up Yahoo Finance, whatever. Give her $600 million for all we care.

Listen, we deal in Tim Cooks, Phil Schillers, Walt Mossbergs, and Steve Wozniaks all damn day. Just about any excuse we have to use Marissa’s photo that comes along, we’re taking it.

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  1. Love the take!

    MDN – “Marissa Mayer to hold staff meeting” (with photo)

    Me – Hmmm. Sound like an interesting article. No, I only visit MDN for the articles…

    1. Steve had already made billions from Pixar, so he didn’t need the salary from Apple. He did receive a private jet and stock from Apple, though. $1 was not his total compensation.

      If this lady ends up turning Yahoo around, that $60 million will be nothing in comparison to their profits. It will be money well spent.

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