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COMPANY

Founded January 1994 by Jerry Yang and David Filo as Jerry and David's Guide to the World Wide Web. Renamed Yahoo! two months later, an acronym for Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle. Incorporated in 1995.

Official Website:
http://www.yahoo.com/

Industry:
Media

Ticker:
NASDAQ:YHOO

Corporate headquarters:
Sunnyvale, CA

Sales:
$5.3B (2005)

Employees:
9800

EXECUTIVES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Aristotle Balogh
Business
c. 1964   CTO of Yahoo!
Carol Bartz
Business
29-Aug-1948   CEO of Yahoo, 2009-11
Susan Decker
Business
c. 1963   President of Yahoo
Cambria W. Dunaway
Business
c. 1962   EVP at Nintendo of America
David Filo
Business
20-Apr-1966   Co-Founder of Yahoo
Seth Godin
Business
10-Jul-1960   Tribes
Paul Graham
Computer Programmer
13-Nov-1964   Y Combinator
Blake Jorgensen
Business
c. 1960   CFO of Yahoo
David Karp
Business
6-Jul-1986   Tumblr
Timothy Koogle
Business
5-Jul-1951   CEO of Yahoo, 1995-2001
Marissa Mayer
Business
30-May-1975   CEO of Yahoo!
Ted Meisel
Business
c. 1964   CEO of Overture, 2000-03
Susan Mernit
Business
c. 1952   Former VP of Netscape, AOL
Kathleen C. Mitic
Business
c. 1969   Director of Marketing at Facebook
Robert Morris, Jr.
Computer Programmer
8-Nov-1965   Author of 1988 Huge Internet Worm
Dan Rosensweig
Business
c. 1961   COO of Yahoo, 2002-07
Terry Semel
Business
24-Feb-1943   CEO of Yahoo, 2001-07
James Slavet
Business
c. 1970   Greylock Partners
Scott Thompson
Business
13-Nov-1957   CEO of Yahoo!, 2012
Jerry Yang
Business
6-Nov-1968   Co-Founder of Yahoo
Gideon Yu
Business
c. 1971   CFO of Facebook, 2007-09

CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS OR DIRECTORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Frank Biondi
Business
9-Jan-1945   Former CEO, Viacom, Universal Studios
Patti S. Hart
Business
c. 1956   CEO of Pinnacle Systems, 2004-05
Eric Hippeau
Business
c. 1952   CEO of Ziff-Davis, 1993-2000
Vyomesh Joshi
Business
c. 1956   EVP Imaging & Printing, Hewlett-Packard
Arthur H. Kern
Business
c. 1947   American Media
Robert Kotick
Business
c. 1963   CEO of Activision
Brad Smith
Business
c. 1964   CEO of Intuit
Maynard G. Webb
Business
1955   CEO of LiveOps, Inc.
Gary L. Wilson
Business
c. 1941   Chairman of Northwest Airlines, 1991-2007

PAST BOARD MEMBERS OR DIRECTORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Carol Bartz
Business
29-Aug-1948   CEO of Yahoo, 2009-11
Roy J. Bostock
Business
25-Sep-1940   Chairman of Yahoo, 2008-12
Ronald W. Burkle
Business
c. 1953   Supermarket Billionaire
John Chapple
Business
c. 1954   CEO of Nextel Partners, 1998-2006
David Filo
Business
20-Apr-1966   Co-Founder of Yahoo
Carl Icahn
Business
16-Feb-1936   Billionaire, took over TWA
Timothy Koogle
Business
5-Jul-1951   CEO of Yahoo, 1995-2001
Edward Kozel
Business
14-Jun-1955   Former Cisco executive
Daniel S. Loeb
Business
c. 1962   Third Point LLC
Michael Moritz
Business
12-Sep-1954   Partner, Sequoia Capital
Terry Semel
Business
24-Feb-1943   CEO of Yahoo, 2001-07
Scott Thompson
Business
13-Nov-1957   CEO of Yahoo!, 2012
Maggie Wilderotter
Business
9-Feb-1955   CEO of Citizens Communications
Jerry Yang
Business
6-Nov-1968   Co-Founder of Yahoo

NOTABLE EMPLOYEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Stewart Butterfield
Business
1973   Co-Founder of Flickr
Caterina Fake
Designer
c. 1969   Co-Founder of Flickr
Rasmus Lerdorf
Computer Programmer
22-Nov-1968   Creator of PHP programming language

EXTRANEOUS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
David Bohnett
Business
2-Apr-1956   GeoCities cofounder

CELEBRITY ENDORSEMENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Gray Davis
Politician
26-Dec-1942   Governor of California, 1999-2003
Howard Dean
Politician
17-Nov-1948   Governor of Vermont, 1991-2003
Al Franken
Politician
21-May-1951   US Senator from Minnesota
Ben Stein
Game Show Host
25-Nov-1944   Host of Win Ben Stein's Money


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