David Filo (born April 20, 1966) is an American businessman and the
Yahoo! with 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
1 Personal life and education
4 External links
Personal life and education
Filo was born in Wisconsin. At age six, he moved to Moss Bluff, a
suburb of 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
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 Imagine K12, which invests in education technology
In December 2014,
Forbes estimated Filo to be worth $3.8 billion,
ranking him the 580th-richest person in the world. As of 2017, he
is ranked 564th.
In February 1994, he co-created with
Jerry Yang an
called "Jerry and David's Guide to the World Wide Web", consisting of
a directory of other websites. It was renamed "Yahoo!" (an
Yahoo! became very popular, and Filo and Yang realized
the business potential and co-founded
Yahoo! started off as a web portal with a web directory providing an
extensive range of products and services for various online
activities. It is now one of the leading internet brands and, due to
partnerships with telecommunications firms, has one of the most
trafficked networks on the internet.
Yahoo! management team.
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^ "Most Popular Sites 2012: Alexa Ranks The 500 Most-Visited
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MetroActive: A Couple of Yahoos
Michael Moritz interviews
David Filo et al. at TechCrunch40 conference