Jerry Yang (entrepreneur)

Jerry Yang Chih -Yuan ( born November 6, 1968 in Taipei, Taiwan) is co-founder and former CEO of the Internet service Yahoo, where he currently holds four percent of the shares.

Yang came along with his mother and his younger brother as an orphan at the age of ten years after San Jose, California. He attended as a pupil of the Piedmont Hills High School, then studied at Stanford University electrical engineering, where he received his Bachelor and Master of Science. There he also met David Filo know, with whom he created the Internet Directory " Jerry and David's Guide to the World Wide Web" in April 1994. A year later, the two founded around this search service the company Yahoo, the one of the first pure Internet companies went in April 1996 to the stock market and very quickly gained value during the Internet boom.

When Terry Semel resigned from his post as CEO of Yahoo on 18 June 2007, Yang took over this position he already held. November 18, 2008 Yang stepped down as CEO, was at the Supervisory but still as consultant; Yang's successor as CEO of Yahoo resigned on January 13, 2009 to Carol Bartz. On January 17, 2012 Yang resigned from all offices within Yahoo and the Asian subsidiaries back to pursue other interests outside of Yahoo.

1997 married Yang the Japanese- American Akiko Yamazaki, an anthropologist. Since 2006, he also sits on the Board of Trustees of Stanford University. The billionaire lives in San Francisco and is a passionate golfer.


  • Entrepreneurs (IT)
  • Yahoo
  • Americans
  • Taiwanese
  • Born in 1968
  • Man