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DAVID FILO (born April 20, 1966) is an American businessman and the co-founder of Yahoo!
Yahoo!
with Jerry Yang
Jerry Yang
. His Filo Server Program, written in the C programming language, was the server-side software used to dynamically serve variable web pages, called Filo Server Pages, on visits to early versions of the Yahoo!
Yahoo!
website.

CONTENTS

* 1 Personal life and education * 2 Career * 3 References * 4 External links

PERSONAL LIFE AND EDUCATION

Filo was born in Wisconsin
Wisconsin
. At age six, he moved to Moss Bluff, Louisiana , a suburb of Lake Charles, Louisiana
Lake Charles, Louisiana
. He graduated from Sam Houston High School and then earned a B.S. in computer engineering at Tulane University (through the Dean\'s Honor Scholarship ) and an M.S. at Stanford University
Stanford University
.

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

Filo is married to photographer and teacher Angela Buenning.

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

In December 2014, Forbes
Forbes
estimated Filo to be worth $3.8 billion, ranking him the 580th richest person in the world. As of 2017, he’s ranked 564th.

CAREER

In February 1994, he co-created with Jerry Yang
Jerry Yang
an Internet