【5/8/2021】CAPA-NoVA Distinguished Chinese American Project

(Author: Xiaoyan Deng)

杨致远 (Jerry Chih-Yuan Yang) (1968 – ) is a Taiwanese-American billionaire computer programmer, internet entrepreneur, and venture capitalist. He is the co-founder and former CEO of Yahoo! Inc.

Yang was born with the name Yang Chih-Yuan in Taipei, Taiwan. In 1978, his mother moved the family to San Jose, California, where his grandmother and extended family took care of the boys while his mother taught English to other immigrants. He only knew one English word, “shoe”, when he came to America, but became fluent in English in about three years.

Yang earned both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in electrical engineering from Stanford University in four years.

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Yang and David Filo co-created Yahoo! in 1994. He served as CEO from 2007 to 2009, and left Yahoo! in 2012. He founded a venture capital firm called AME Cloud Ventures and, as of 2015, serves on several corporate boards. According to Rob Solomon, a venture capitalist at Accel Partners, Yang was “a great founder, evangelist, strategist and mentor,” having “created the blueprint for what is possible on the Internet.”

He is #1362 on the Forbes list as of 2021.

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