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Why Yahoo Paid Marissa Mayer So Much Money

The New York Times ponders how Marissa Mayer made $239 million for overseeing the death of Yahoo. Regarding her massive haul, the Times writes: “It is rooted partly in the never-lose structure of modern executive compensation packages, but also in two farsighted investments [in Alibaba Group and Yahoo Japan] made long ago by one of Yahoo’s founders, Jerry Yang.”

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