Top talent is not immune to layoffs. I was a top performer and had the #’s to back it up. I was paid more and older than the average, plus my specific focus area and position was outsourced. So, take your pick of any three. In the end, it’s a number that drives the decision and not the particular employee.
Just like @Oamc+1kQkO4Xx said and that's why layoffs should never be taken too personally.