Jerry Yang's Consolation Prize: $200+ Million Or More

Jerry Yang is still trying to figure out a way to keep Yahoo out of Microsoft’s clutches. But failing that, he’s at least trying to get MSFT to raise it’s $31 bid for his company.

As well he should! Not only does Jerry have a fiduciary duty to YHOO shareholders, but as a 4% owner himself, he’s got a vested interest in raising the takeout price. If he can get MSFT’s bid up to $35, his 54 million shares will be worth another $216 million. And the $40 price Yahoo has publicly insisted on would be worth another $487 million.

Meanwhile cofounder David Filo has even more at stake: The value of his 6% stake could jump by $728 million if YHOO gets its asking price.

Jerry’s stake (54.1 million shares) at:
$31: $1.67 billion
$35: $1.89 billion
$40: $2.16 billion

David’s stake (80.8 million shares) at:
$31: $2.5 billion
$35: $2.83 biliion
$40: $3.23 billion

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