Henrique de Castro was booted as COO by Marissa Mayer after she personally poached him from Google about 15 months earlier. Mayer said de Castro “was not a fit and that’s a regrettable conclusion,” but he still walked with $58 million in salary, bonuses and stock.
Source – Time
I could be twice as incompetent in half the time for that sort of money. The interesting thing about this is according to this article Yahoo is worth approximately zero as a business. So my guess is that everyone from the CEO down is overpaid.