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Tumblr’s 27-Year-Old Founder to Get $81M to Stick With Yahoo

He is rumored to still hold a 25% stake in Tumblr


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If David Karp, the founder of Tumblr, stays at the company for four more years, Yahoo (YHOOwill pay him $81 million. The deal was part of the terms of Yahoo’s $1.1 billion purchase of the blogging platform earlier this year, the Associated Press notes.

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According to regulatory filings, Yahoo will pay Karp $40 million in cash and $41 million in shares, if he remains with the company until 2017.

Karp, a 27-year-old high school dropout, continues to run Tumblr from its New York offices and is thought to hold up to a 25% stake in the business, which he founded six years ago.

At the time Yahoo acquired Tumblr in May, CEO Marissa Mayer promised to allow the blogging platform considerable independence.

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