Now that Verizon has confirmed it’s buying Yahoo for $4.8 billion, the question of Marissa Mayer’s future immediately becomes a hot topic. Or rather, a hotter topic than ever before because people have been talking about Mayer getting canned for years. According to Mayer, she’s not going anywhere.
“I’m incredibly proud of everything that we’ve achieved, and I’m incredibly proud of our team,” wrote Mayer, in a note to staffers. “For me personally, I’m planning to stay. I love Yahoo, and I believe in all of you. It’s important to me to see Yahoo into its next chapter.”
This could mean two things: Mayer is indeed going to be with Yahoo for many years to come or she’s merely going to be with Yahoo until the Verizon deal is finalized in 2017.
We find it hard to believe that she’s going to work for Yahoo past the closure of the deal. And if she’s not, the New York Times reports she’s due roughly $57 million in severance. That’s not a bad way to go out.