Yahoo COO Henrique de Castro will be leaving Yahoo, effective January 16, according to Yahoo.
De Castro was the first major hire by Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer.
In 2012, Yahoo's board had such high hopes for Henrique de Castro that it paid him more than his boss, Marissa Mayer. Little more than a year later, he is gone, fired from his job as Mayer's No. 2 after a disappointing performance.
All told, de Castro will walk away with at least $88 million.