Yahoo CEO Bartz’s Total Compensation Package In 2009: $47 Million

Money Bags

Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) CEO Carol Bartz made $47 million in total compensation last year, according to Yahoo’s just-filed proxy statement. That includes roughly $13 million in stock awards, $29 million in options, $2.5 million to make up for benefits she forfeited at her previous employer, and $109,945 in apparently very well-earned attorneys’ fees she incurred while negotiating her contract. That’s a huge number, although Yahoo clarifies that $42 million of Bartz’s pay — the options and stock awards — hasn’t been realized and is tied to certain metrics that need to be met.

CTO Ari Balogh — who announced his resignation earlier this month — received $5.6 million in total pay, including $187,362 to compensate him for his move to Sunnyvale. Wonder if he’ll pay that back.

Here’s how it all breaks down. Click on the thumbnail to see a larger screen shot:


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