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Immigrant of the Month – Jerry Yang

January 13, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Jerry Yang – the Co-Founder of Yahoo! and its former CEO.  Born in Taiwan, Jerry Yang moved to the United States when he was 8 years old along with his family.  Growing up in California, he obtained undergrad and graduate degrees from Stanford University.  Along with David Filo, Jerry Yang founded Yahoo! web portal in the early 1990s, which paved the way for millions of people obtaining email addresses, online search which was powered by Google for a few years, e-commerce, among other things.  The success story of Yahoo! made Jerry Yang a rich man with his personal net worth upwards of $2 billion.  Apart from his achievements, Jerry Yang is also known for his philanthropy.  He and his wife donated several million dollars to Standard University.  Here’s congratulating Jerry Yang for his contributions to the field of information technology, internet, and for co-founding Yahoo! and providing jobs to thousands of people in the United States and around the world.

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