David Filo is an American businessman and philanthropist. He is best known for being the Co-founder of the internet company ‘Yahoo!’ along with Jerry Yang. Born on April 20, 1966 in the Wisconsin state of the US, David graduated from Tulane University in Computer Engineering.
He had a Filo Server Program, which was done in C programming language and was used as a side-server software, used to dynamically take care of serving web pages. It was also mentioned as the “Filo Web Pages” on the early versions of the Yahoo’s web site. Known to be very charitable, David has donated millions to his alma mater to help enhance its engineering department.
Let us now look at the grand Filo Family
Filo’s parents were working class Americans with a comfortable income to provide for their household. His father was an architect and he financed David’s education and took care of the entire family.
Filo Spouse – Angela Buenning Filo
David Filo is married to Angela Buenning. She is a photographer and teacher by profession. Although, she remains very private when it comes to their personal life, the woman is involved with her husband in support of various charities and organizations that help the society evolve for the better in the United States and worldwide.
In the year 2000, they started the Yellow Chair Foundation and are affiliated with the Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship and the K12 Start Fund. The latter helps in investment with education technology related companies.
Since the couple has kept their personal life under wraps so far, they are known to have only one child, a daughter.
As of 2015, David Filo has a net worth of USD 2.5 billion. This makes him the 512th richest person in the world and the 174th in the United States.
David was known for being highly smart by his peers back in college. That’s where he met his friend and future business partner Jerry Yang. Yahoo was first created as “Jerry and David’s Guide to the World Wide Web”, but later, its name was switched to ‘Yahoo!’, and that’s how Yahoo Inc. was found. He still helps the company manage and run its web portal and is in charge of seeing technical operations. David also retains the largest share in the company at 7.5%.