The Internet is one of the services that has made people move from an analogue platform to digital platform, making them more enlightened and informed. One person who has invested in the technology of the internet is Jerry Yang. Jerry is an American-Taiwanese, a Co-founder and former executive officer of Yahoo website. Today let us learn more about the career, biography and the net worth of Jerry Yang in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Jerry was born on 6th November 1968 in Taipei Taiwan, with his birth name being Yang Chih-yuan. It was unfortunate that Jerry’s father died while he was only two years old. His mother was called Lily who was a professor of drama and English literature and taught Japanese immigrants. He was born with a brother. After his father’s death, his mother shifted to California where the boys were taken care of by their grandmother.
When they shifted to America, he acquired the name, Jerry. Despite him not being familiar with the English language it only took three years, and he was fluent in the same. He went to Sierramont Middle School for his early education and later joined Piedmont Hill School. He went for his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University.
Jerry met his girlfriend Akiko Yamazaki in 1992 who he later married in Stanford University while they were under a program known as Kyoto Overseas program. Akiko is a Japanese who was brought up in Costa Rica. She is a graduate of Industrial Engineering, and she works with wildlife conservation as the director.
They have given birth to two children whose names are not in the public domain and Litle known about the couple personal life. They like keeping to themselves.
Career, Awards & Nominations
When Jerry was taking his doctorate in Stanford University, he met his colleague David Filo who they shared an office. By then the internet had been introduced, and the young stars had an interest in it despite the challenge of uncategorized data they encountered. They came up with a solution, and they launched their website known as Jerry and David’s guide to the World Wide Web.
People were attracted to the website, and this made them change the site name to Yahoo for simplicity. He is inboard of many companies and a mentor to technology beginners. Jerry is among the world innovators and the top in web design.
Net Worth & Earnings
Jerry has accumulated massive wealth in his career as a website designer. His innovation of Yahoo made him create a website of money because of the numerous subscribers to the web page. He has invested in many companies and acted as a board member of others where he earns a lot of money. His net worth is estimated to be $2.8 billion.
Jerry turned his internet challenge into a job opportunity that became a source of relief across the globe. Generations will ever remember his name because of the Yahoo website he founded together with a colleague. Jerry has not enjoyed his wealth by himself but has given back to the society through charity work to the less privileged. He has given donations and funded many classes.