Jerry Yang is a Taiwanese-born American engineer, businessman and philanthropist. He is best known for being the Co-founder of the web search engine giant, ‘Yahoo!’ along with David Filo. Apart from that he is also recognized for his venture capital firm which is named as AME Cloud Ventures. Jerry also serves as a member on the boards of many corporations in the United States and other parts of the world.
Jerry was born on November 6, 1968 in Taiwan and attained a bachelor’s as well as a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Stanford University. It is here that he had met his friend and future business collaborator David. Jerry also was member of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity at Stanford.
Let us now look at the esteemed Yang Family
Yang’s parents were working class individuals from Taiwan. He was only a boy when the family decided to migrate to San Jose, California in United States. His mother was an English teacher and both his parents worked really hard in order to provide for the family and finance Yang’s education. They even had him enroll in the Advanced Placement English class so that he would become fluent in the language. It took him a total of three years to do so.
Yang Spouse – Akiko Yamazaki
Yang is married to Akiko Yamazaki. She is of Japanese origin and was brought up in Costa Rica. Yamazaki is a also graduate of the Stanford University, in Industrial Engineering and the couple had met while studying there as part of the Kyoto Overseas Program. Currently, she is the Director of the Wildlife Conservation Network. They have a total of two children together.
Jerry and his wife have remained very private about their personal life. It is only known that they have two children and their names are not public yet.
As of 2105, Jerry Yang has a net worth of USD 1.76 billion. This makes him the 949th richest person in the world and the 334th in the United States.
Apart from being a strong headed business genius, Jerry is known for having a golden heart. He and his wife have donated millions of funds in order to support various charitable causes that stand for the underprivileged. In the year 2007, they donated a staggering USD 75 million to the Stanford University. Yang is also known for being an avid collector of art and has around 250 pieces of Chinese calligraphy artwork.