Former Chairman, CEO*Yahoo (YHOO)
2006 Total compensation: $71.7 million*
*Semel resigned from the company after the close of the fiscal year on June 18, 2007. His annual base salary was reduced from $600,000 to $1, effective May 31, 2006.
3. Terry Semel
Source: Equilar Inc.
Note: Total compensation includes annualized base salary, discretionary and performance-based annual bonuses, the grant date present value of new stock and option awards, the target value of long-term incentive awards payable in cash, and other compensation. Where relevant, other compensation includes severance payments. Equilar, an executive compensation research firm in Redwood Shores, Calif., prepared the chart by looking at companies with more than $1 billion in revenues that filed proxies by Sept. 1.