How Rich Is Jerry Yang? Jerry Yang Net Worth Revealed 

Jerry Yang has made a difference to the world by being the co-founder of Yahoo! Inc. The Taiwanese born Jerry has a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering from the esteemed Stanford University. He is reportedly worth a cool $2 Billion. It was during his time in college when he stumbled onto David Filo and found Yahoo! Inc. Soon after, the popularity of the website soared and they took leaves from the University to further the development of Yahoo! Inc.  

  • The co-founder of Yahoo! Inc has a net worth of $2 billion.
  • He served as CEO of Yahoo! Inc from June 2007 to January 2009 and drew a lot of criticism from the investors.
  • He moved to California aged 10 with his mother and younger brother.
  • Back in 2008, Yang shrugged off takeover interests from Microsoft. They were willing to pay $33 per share. Yahoo currently trades in at $40 per share. 

Jerry Yang served as CEO of Yahoo! Inc from 2007 to 2009. During his tenure, the stock prices and the revenues dropped to a discouraging low. Investors, including Carl Icahn criticized the man and wanted him to step down. Jerry Yang finally stepped down and he was succeeded by Carol Bartz as the new CEO. 

The man is married to his college sweetheart. The couple met in the Kyoto Overseas program at Stanford University in 1992. His wife, Akiko Yamazaki is of Japanese origin and was brought up in Costa Rica. Like Jerry, she too graduated from Stanford University.

She holds a degree in industrial engineering and is part of the Wildlife Conservation Network as a director. The couple has donated $75 million to Stanford University for the establishment of the Jerry Yang and Akiko Yamazaki Environment and Energy Building.  Currently, the man is on the Board of Directors of the Asian Pacific Fund and Cisco. 

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