Reuters reports, as does the Wall Street Journal (subscription required), that Yahoo executives have exercised almost $300 million in stock options in 2005. Terry Semel, Yahoo's CEO earned $173.6 million in 2005 by selling off around 7 million shares. He has a remaining $236.1 million worth of unexercised options. CTO, Farzad Nazem sold off 1.8 million shares netting $63.8 million. Susan Decker earned $30.9 million by selling about one million options. And Yahoo's COO, Daniel Rosensweig netted $25.6 million by exercising 912,000 options.
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