We use cookies. You have options. Cookies help us keep the site running smoothly and inform some of our advertising, but if you’d like to make adjustments, you can visit our Cookie Notice page for more information.
We’d like to use cookies on your device. Cookies help us keep the site running smoothly and inform some of our advertising, but how we use them is entirely up to you. Accept our recommended settings or customise them to your wishes.
×

Yahoo CEO Gets $80M in 2006 Compensation

The AP reports Yahoo Paid CEO $80M in 2006. That's obscene, given Yahoo's floundering during Semel's time at the helm. Sure, the options are underwater at $30 to $40. The $80m is an estimate of future value, not cash. But still. Bonuses? Boggling. (Random thought: does Yahoo treat this estimated $80m as comp expense? If so, who pays the taxes on Semel's paper earnings?) In contrast, I'm reminded of this inspiring post late last year by Whole Food’s President & Founder John Mackey discussing excessive CEO compensation. Well worth reading.
Join the Discussion