Jerry Yang is an entrepreneur most famed as the co-founder of the Yahoo! navigational guide and the co-founder and the former Chief Executive Officer of Yahoo! Inc. In his time with Yahoo!, Jerry played a key role in managing and developing the company’s business policies, international ventures and improving its vision.
Jerry currently works with and invests in technology entrepreneurs through AME Cloud Ventures, a venture fund he co-founded. He serves on the boards of Alibaba Group, Lenovo, Workday, Inc. and sits on the Stanford University Board of Trustees. Jerry and his wife, Akiko Yamazaki, are well known philanthropists who focus on higher education, conservation and the arts. In 2007, they gave $75 million to Stanford University, their alma mater, $50 million of which went to building the “Jerry Yang and Akiko Yamazaki Environment and Energy Building”, a multi-disciplinary research, teaching and lab building designed with sustainable architecture principles. In 2017, they pledged $25 million to the Asian Art Museum.