David Filo was bornon 20 April 1966 in Palo Alto, California, United States, is Chief Yahoo, Yahoo!. David Filo is #374 in List Billionaires People In The World. David Filo is cofounder of Yahoo, a onetime web service behemoth, which sold its core business to Verizon for $4.8 billion in cash in June 2017. The most valuable part of Yahoo, its 15% stake in Alibaba, 35% stake in Yahoo Japan and few smaller investments, morphed into a company called Altaba. Filo started the company in 1995 with Jerry Yang, a classmate at his Stanford Ph.D. program. The duo dropped out to run Yahoo. Filo and his wife Angela established the Yellow Chair Foundation in 2000; it supports education, civil liberties, gender equality and the environment.
It's going to be interesting to see how society adapts to a lot of these changes that AI is bringing to us...I think with that kind of change comes a great opportunity, but kind of both on the positive and potentially negative side.
In December 2014, Forbes estimated Filo to be worth $3
In 2013, they helped create the K12 Start Fund, which invests in education technology companies
In 2005 he gave $30 million to his alma mater, Tulane University, for use in its School of Engineering
Filo and his wife launched Yellow Chair Foundation in 2000, helped in the launch of Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship in 2008 and have endowed professorships in engineering and education
In February 1994, he co-created with Jerry Yang an Internet website called "Jerry and David's Guide to the World Wide Web", consisting of a directory of other websites
8 billion, ranking him the 580th richest person in the world