Who Is The Founder Of Yahoo?

jerry yand and david filo are the founders of yahoo

Yahoo! Inc. was founded by Jerry Yang and David Filo in 1994. At the time they called it Jerry and David's guide to the World Wide Web before settling for Yahoo!.

Their association implies that there is more to college than just getting some education; you see, Jerry and David began working together when they were both studying engineering at the Stanford University and since then they have placed themselves firmly among the world’s wealthiest individuals.

Having said that, 45 year old Yang resigned as Yahoo! CEO in 2009; however, he left a great mark on the company having steered it through the acquisition of e-commerce group Alibaba. On the other hand, David Filo continues to work for the company he helped found. Besides their amazing acumen in all things internet, Yang and Filo are bettering the lives of those in their little corner of the world.

As such, in 2005, Filo gave a grant of $30 million to the Tulane University School of Science and Engineering. In the same spirit, Yang and his wife donated $75 million to Stanford University for the construction of the Jerry Yang and Akiko Yamazaki Environment and Energy Building.

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