Marissa Mayer, New Yahoo CEO, Could Pocket $100 Million Over Five Years

Well, if you were wondering any Marissa Mayer would leave a perfectly comfortable spot at Google to take on a daunting CEO role at Yahoo, wonder no more. Money talks, and it's speaking loud and clear here. A new Wall Street Journal report shows that newly appointed CEO Marissa Mayer will earn around $100 million over the course of the next five years. That's patently insane, but we're guessing Yahoo's board feels that this is a last-ditch effort to revive a struggling Internet company before it withers away so much that it's little more than ripe for acquisition. Mayer will pocket around $5.4 million for the rest of this year, and around $20 million next year. Of course, some of it is tied to performance, but still -- even if she fails miserably, she'll be set for life.

The sum includes stocks and a one-time retention award valued at $15 million that'll vest if she hangs around for the full five years. As perspective, Yahoo as a whole earned a profit of $227 million last quarter; it better keep the bucks coming given that its CEO is earning...
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