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David Filo

Chief Yahoo, Yahoo!
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Net worth 2018: $5.53 Billion
Industry: Technology
Residence: Palo Alto, California
Country: United States
BirthDay: 20 April 1966
Sigh: Taurus
Children: 1
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, Tulane University; Master of Science, Stanford University
BIOGRAPHY

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.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2009

$1.3 Billion

2010

$1.15 Billion

2011

$1.1 Billion

2012

$1.2 Billion

2013

$2.2 Billion

2014

$3.3 Billion

2015

$2.4 Billion

2016

$3.3 Billion

2017

$3.4 Billion

2018

$5.53 Billion

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.

David Filo
TIMELINE
2014

In December 2014, Forbes estimated Filo to be worth $3

2013

In 2013, they helped create the K12 Start Fund, which invests in education technology companies

2005

In 2005 he gave $30 million to his alma mater, Tulane University, for use in its School of Engineering

2000

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

1994

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

1966

David Filo (born April 20, 1966) is an American businessman and the co-founder of Yahoo! with Jerry Yang

1958

8 billion, ranking him the 580th richest person in the world

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