He was born as Jerry Yang on November 6 1968, in Taipei, Taiwan. While he was two year old, his father died. At the age of ten and he moved to San Jose, California, among his mother, Lily, and younger brother Ken.
While his mother served as an English teacher, he could only speak Chinese and was very weak in English. He was sited into an Advanced Placement English class where he learned & mastered the language. Later on he was admitted to the Sierramont Middle School and Piedmont Hills High School in San Jose, from where he received his early education. He then go to the Stanford University and simultaneously earned a bachelor’s as well as master’s degree in electrical engineering in 1990.
Jerry Yang is and Taiwanese-American internet entrepreneur. He excellent known as the co-founder & the former CEO of ‘Yahoo! Inc.’ Born in Taiwan, his family moved to United States when he was ten and he learned to speak the English language in the following years. Shortly he completed his graduation as well as post-graduation in electrical engineering and applies for his doctoral degree. While studying for his PhD, he met David Filo, his office partner, and soon they both became hooked to the Internet which was newly introduced at the time. While surfing, they identified the complication in locating the required websites over the internet and developed software to overcome this difficulty. Initially they created a website to provide for a way to organize the maze of internet address on the World Wide Web, which later changed into a multi-billion corporation. Presently, the website’s immense popularity encouraged them to establish ‘Yahoo! Inc.’, which regularly became a successful provider of Internet and Web-based services. He serve as the ‘Chief Yahoo’ of the company for over a decade and played a key role in managing and developing the company’s business policies, and also serving as head of several other corporations.
While he studying, he meet David Filo on Stanford University. With him, Jerry shared an office. On that time, the Internet had just been introduced, and these both young men existed for new technology & spent hours surfing on the web. Later they realize that it was not easy to navigate on the web because it was a gathering of uncategorized data. To arrive out with that problem they were designed software that organized pages by subject and had launched on their website called “Jerry and David’s Guide to the World Wide Web”. Within a month this site attracts thousands of persons who had been looking for a way to place their favourite web pages. After sometimes they decided to change the name of a site & looking for small simpler and fun, and make it “YAHOO”. In 1995, they have been offered financial backing to start their company. once they Realize the worth and substance of their creation, they had been dropped their studies six months away from finishing their doctoral theses and instead integrated Yahoo! Inc in March 1995. In 1996, The Company went on the public. Jerry Yang served as Chief Yahoo from March 1995 to January 2012 and soon its CEO of Yahoo from 2007 to 2009. Since 2000 to 2012, Jerry also served as an Independent Director of ‘Cisco Systems’. In 2007, Jerry recognized “Yahoo Human Right Fund”. From November 2013 Jerry has been Independent Director of “Workday, Inc” and he also served as Independent Director of “Alibaba Group property Limited”.
- His full name is Jerry Chih-Yuan Yang.
- As a Chief of Yahoo and currently as CEO, He accepts only a $1 annual salary from the company.
- Forbes estimated Yang’s net worth at $3.2 billion.
Jerry Yang’s most significant work is that of co-founding Yahoo! Inc, which started off a net portal among with a web dictionary and that evolved into a website that provide an extensive range of goods and services for online activities.
Awards and Achievements:
- In 1999, He was name one of the top 100 innovators in the world.
- He was planned in the 25 most important men on the web.