Former Yahoo COO de Castro Made Tidy $3.8 Million Per Month

de CastroYahoo COO and former Googler Henrique de Castro was fired by CEO Marissa Mayer in January. At the time, there was considerable reporting (and surprise) about the size of his golden parachute, which Forbes said was worth a whopping $109 million.

He wasn’t eligible for all of it, however, given a four year vesting period. He was the first significant hire Mayer made as Yahoo CEO.

USAToday reports that de Castro actually collected $58 million — or the equivalent of $3.87 million per month for the 15 months of his brief tenure at Yahoo. Much of that compensation was tied up in Yahoo stock. 

No wonder the man is smiling.

But for the Alibaba-bump in the value of the company’s shares, de Castro’s package would have been worth more like $17 million says USAToday.

Earlier this week Yahoo reported better than expected quarterly results, including modest growth in its core search and display businesses.

Related Topics: Channel: Industry | Yahoo | Yahoo: Business Issues


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  • Steve

    Guess he won’t get hired by anyone else with his name all over the Internet. But doesn’t matter since he has enough money to retire on.

  • Ryan Biddulph

    That is some serious coin Greg. I can appreciate the work he put in to make millions. As for anybody who has a problem with it, I always say, make millions, and you won’t have a problem with it ;)

    I found this post and voted it up on Kingged, the content curation site.

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