Jerry Yang – The co-founder of Yahoo! Inc.
Jerry Yang was born on the 6th of November 1968 in Taipei, Taiwan. He is a Chinese American entrepreneur and the co-founder of Yahoo! Inc. He styled himself as the Chief Yahoo! At the age of eight, he immigrated along with his family to the United States of America. They settled down at San Jose, California. His father passed away when he was just two years of age. It is quite surprising to note that Jerry knew just one English word ‘shoe’ when he arrived at USA. This is despite the fact that his mother was an English teacher!
Within a span of three years, Jerry learnt the language and he attained his graduation from Sierramont Middle School and Piedmont Hills High School. He also acquired his BS and MS degrees in electrical engineering from the Stanford University and became a member of the Phi Kappa Psi community too. During his study of electrical engineering, Jerry created an internet website with David Filo and named it ‘Jerry’s Guide to the world wide web’. This was later renamed as Yahoo! and as the duo realized the business potential of this venture, they founded the Yahoo! Inc. in 1995. It initially started off as a web portal accompanied by a web directory. Although, Jerry is no longer the CEO of the company, he is a member in the board of directors.