Jerry Yang Bio Details

Full name

Jerry Chih-Yuan Yang





Date of birth

6 Nov 1968

Birth place

Taipei, Taiwan


Internet Entrepreneur

Chief Yahoo (1995)

CEO of Yahoo (2007 - 2009)


Stanford University, California, United States

Yahoo! started in 1994 as a project between Yang and co founder David Filo, who started a listing of their favorite web pages.  It was incorporated in 1995 and went public in 1996.   He took the role of Chief Yahoo and was CEo between 2007 and 2009 before leaving the company in 2012.
 Yahoo is an acronym for "Yet another hierarchical officious oracle."
Emmigrated from Taiwan to the USA when he was 10 with his mother and brother having lost his father when he was a toddler.

Jerry Yang

Co Founder of Yahoo! Inc.
Jerry Yang

Relationship History

Akiko Yamazaki


Professional Partners

David Filo

Professional Working Relationship

working together from 1994

Jerry Yang Family

Jerry Yang's current partners:

Jerry Yang's wife is Akiko Yamazaki

Jerry Yang FameChain Links

Titans of the Internet

Other people in this association:

Tim Berners-Lee

Sergey Brin

Larry Page