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Jerry Yang
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    (November 6, 1968- )
    Born in Taipei, Taiwan
    Birth name was Yang Chih-Yuan
    With David Filo, co-founded Yahoo! (1994)
    CEO of Yahoo! (2007-09)
    Founded AME Cloud Ventures (2012) and (2015)
    Net worth: $1.8 billion (2019)
    When they started Yahoo!, he and Filo called themselves ‘Chief Yahoos,’ which ‘Fortune’ described as ‘the kind of silly title that at first makes us geezers over forty want to roll our eyes.’
    After Yahoo! provided the Chinese government with information that led to the arrest of journalists, he justified the company’s actions, saying ‘To be doing business in China or anywhere else in the world, we have to comply with local law.’
    He ticked off many Yahoo! investors when he turned down an acquisition offer from Microsoft (2008).
    He claimed the $44.6 billion offered by Microsoft was not a fair price, even though it was 60% higher than Yahoo!’s market value.
    Eventually, Verizon would buy Yahoo!’s web services for $4.48 billion (2017).
    He was two when his father died.
    He was senior class president and valedictorian in high school.
    MIT Technology Review named him one of the top innovators under age 35 (1999).
    Philanthropical donations made by he and his wife include $75 million to Stanford (2007) and $25 million to the Asian Art Museum, the largest gift in the museum’s history (2017).

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