Jerry Yang

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Entrepreneur Jerry Yang co-founded Yahoo! Inc. in 1995 and served on the board of directors and as a key member of the executive management team until 2012. While at Yahoo he led a number of initiatives, including two of the biggest investments in the internet: Yahoo Japan and Alibaba Group. Yang holds BS and MS degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University. He is widely recognized as a visionary and pioneer in the Internet technology sector, and was named one of the top 100 innovators in the world under the age of 35 by the MIT Technology Review in 1999. Yang is currently on Stanford University's Board of Trustees, where he is a vice-chair. Yang and his wife, Akiko Yamazaki, are well-known philanthropists who focus on higher education, conservation and the arts.

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