Search Engine Billionaires & Yahoo’s Decker Boosts Her Salary

Forbes is out with the latest billionaires list, and Google executives are well represented. Plus, Yahoo president Susan Decker saw a 63-percent increase in her salary, with a 29-percent bonus increase from last year.

Gary Price posted a link to the Forbes billionaires lists, which includes several search faces such as Bill Gates of Microsoft at number three with $58.0 billion and Steve Ballmer at number 43 with $15 billion. As for Googlers, Sergey Brin ranks at number 32 with $18.7 billion, Larry Page at number 33 with $18.6 billion, and CEO Eric Schmidt was ranked 142 with $6.6 billion.

paidContent.org reports, in other news, that Yahoo president Susan Decker has seen a 63% raise, earning $815,000 up from $500,000 last year. Plus, Decker’s bonus increased almost 30% to $1.1 million. Note, however, that Decker’s increase is from taking over the president’s position. Previously, she was Yahoo’s CFO. Blake Jorgensen, Yahoo’s new CFO’s, took Decker’s old salary of $500,000 and saw a bonus of $405,000 in 2007.

Back to the billionaires list, here are more search billionaires:

  • David Filo of Yahoo is worth $2.5 billion and ranks in at number 462
  • Jerry Yang of Yahoo: worth $2.3 billion and ranking at number 524
  • Omid Kordestani of Google: worth $2.2 billion and ranking number 553
  • Barry Diller of IAC (Ask.com): worth $1.3 billion and ranking number 897

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

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