“I’m Marissa Mayer, and I work for Google and I’m a Geek!” ~ Marissa Mayer,
(Monday, April 19, 2010, Matrix Awards, NYC at The Waldorf Astoria)
Today, Marissa Mayer, 37 years young, becomes Yahoo’s fifth CEO in five years. In another interview yesterday with Fortune, Mayer revealed that she is pregnant with a boy and her due date is Oct. 7.
“He’s super-active. He moves around a lot. My doctor says that he takes after his parents,” said Mayer at her interview with Fortune. She also mentioned that she had informed Yahoo’s board about her pregnancy before the 11 directors unanimously voted to hire her.
Mayer is the youngest woman to make the Fortune Most Powerful Women list in 2008 at 33 years young and is on the list for four consecutive years (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011).
Mayer is married to San Francisco investor, Zachary Bogue, an attorney by training. According to Denver Business Journal, Bogue is a 1994 graduate of Wheat Ridge High School, a high achieveing school in Jefferson County, Colorado that has a rich tradition of academic and athletic excellence. During the Fortune interview Mayer said that Bogue recently started an investment fund called Data Collective.
Mayer, a math whiz with a reputation of being detailed and having an excellent eye for design, was the 20th employee to join Google in 1999 and played a huge role in Google’s online search technology which outperformed Yahoo when it was still the larger of the two search engines. Today, the revenue Google earns in a little more than a month is equivalent to what Yahoo earns for an entire year.
Although Mayer has never held the title of CEO and has no media industry or ad sales background, her engineering and product development may be what Yahoo needs in order to attract top engineering talent. Additionally, Mayer is known to be among the industry’s brightest executives. According to getnetworth.com, Mayer’s net worth is $300 million.
Marissa Mayer EXACT Search Results as of July 17, 2012 at 8:35 pm (Eastern Daylight Time)
Yahoo – 771,000 results, 1,400 stories, 11,110 tweets
Google – 2,630,000 results, 100 personal results
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