Jerry Yang is an Internet Entrepreneur who is the co-founder of Yahoo and the former CEO OF Yahoo. He is a Taiwanese-American. His full name is Jerry Chih-Yuan Yang. Now let’s have a close look on Jerry Yang’s net worth in 2018.
Yang Chih-yuan was born on 6th November in 1968. He was born in Taipei, Taiwan. His mother Lily was a professor of English Literature and Drama. His father died when he was just two. He also has a brother. His mother moved the family to California where his grandmother and other were t5o take care of the boys. His mother taught English to other Japanese immigrants.
After they came to the United States, he took the American name, Jerry. When he came to America he only knew the word “Shoe,” within three years he became very much fluent in the English language. His early education started at Sierramont Middle School. After that, he joined Piedmont Hills High School. He attended Stanford University where he met his future wife. He got the Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Electrical Engineering.
He met David Filo when he was studying for his doctorate. Together they shared an office at Stanford University. The internet has been introduced at the same time. Young men soon became attracted to the new technology. They found it difficult because the data were Uncategorized. Soon they designed easy software that organized the web pages by subject, and they launched their own website. The website was “Jerry and David’s Guide to the World Wide Web.”
Within a few months, they became very popular. People were attracted to the website to find their favorite web pages. They changed the name and replaced it with a simpler name “Yahoo.” Presently he is on the board of Companies like Alibaba Group, Workday Inc., Curbside and Lenovo Group Ltd. He founded an investment company AME Cloud Ventures in 2012. In the Japanese language “ame” means rain. He became a mentor to many technology startups.
Awards and Achievements
He was named one of the top Hundred innovators of the in the world when he was under the age of 35. His name was included in the list of 25 Most Influential men on the web.
Net worth of Jerry Yang
The net worth of Jerry Yang is $2.7 billion. He founded Yahoo in 1994. He was the CEO from 2007 to 2009 and served as Chief Yahoo from 1995 to 2012. He also served as Independent Director of Cisco Systems. After resigning from Yahoo board, he founded an investment company, AME Cloud Ventures. The company has provided funding to more than 50 companies including Evernote, Wattpad, and Tango.
He married a Japanese woman, Akiko Yamazaki. She was raised in Costa Rica. They met in 1992. They both went to Stanford University. She passed with a degree in Industrial Engineering. Presently she works at Wildlife Conservation Network as a director. Together they have two children.
They currently live in Los Altos Hills, California. In 2007 Yang and his wife donated $75 million to Stanford University. In 2017 they pledged $25 million as a donation to the Asian Art Museum.