As the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman at Yahoo, Terry Semel earned a total compensation of $39,824,638 in 2006.

Of this total, $250,001 was earned as salary, $2,895,833 was awarded as stock, $36,678,679 was received in stock options, and $125 came from all other compensation.

In May 2006, Mr. Semel's annual base salary was reduced from $600,000 to $1, effective May 31, 2006, as part of his three-year retention and performance package with the Company. On February 26, 2007 pursuant to his three-year performance and retention compensation arrangement with the Company approved in May 2006, Mr. Semel received an annual bonus for 2006 in the form of a fully-vested stock option to purchase 800,000 shares of Yahoo! common stock. The Option Awards amount includes the recorded expense of this option in the Company's 2006 financial statements.

Terry Semel worked with Michael Callahan, Farzad Nazem, Daniel Rosensweig, and Susan Decker at Yahoo in 2006.

Compensation Data Fiscal 2006 Ends: Dec 31
  • Salary$250,001
  • Stock Awards$2,895,833
  • Option Awards$36,678,679
  • Other$125
  • Total$39,824,638
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