Marissa Mayer

Technology Company Executive
Born May 30, 1975

Marissa Ann Mayer is an American business executive. As of 2013 she is the president and CEO of Yahoo!. Previously, she was a long-time executive and key spokesperson for Google. She is the youngest CEO of a Fortune 500 company, and has been ranked number 14 on the list of America's most powerful businesswomen of 2012 by Fortune magazine.… Read More

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1975 Birth Born on May 30, 1975.


1993 18 Years Old After graduating from high school in 1993, Mayer was selected by Tommy Thompson, then the Governor of Wisconsin, as one of the state's two delegates to attend the National Youth Science Camp in West Virginia. … Read More


1997 22 Years Old Mayer went on to graduate with honors from Stanford with a BS in symbolic systems in 1997 and an MS in computer science in 1999. … Read More
1999 24 Years Old She joined Google in 1999 as employee number 20 and was the company's first female engineer. … Read More
2002 27 Years Old In 2002, Mayer started the Associate Product Manager (APM) program, a Google mentorship program aimed to recruit new talents and cultivate and train them for leadership roles within the company. … Read More


2005 30 Years Old In 2005 she became Vice President of Search Products and User Experience. … Read More
2009 34 Years Old Mayer married lawyer and investor Zachary Bogue on December 12, 2009.
2010 35 Years Old Mayer was the Vice President of Google Product Search until the end of 2010, when she was demoted by then-CEO Eric Schmidt to head the Local, Maps, and Location Services.
2011 36 Years Old In 2011, she secured Google's acquisition of survey site Zagat for $125 million. … Read More
2012 37 Years Old 1 More Event
On July 16, 2012, Mayer was appointed President and CEO of Yahoo!, effective the following day. … Read More
In February 2013, Mayer oversaw a major personnel policy change at Yahoo! that required all remote-working employees to convert to in-office roles. … Read More
In 2014, Mayer was ranked sixth on Fortunes 40 under 40 list, and was ranked the 16th most-powerful businesswoman in the world that year according to the same publication.


In December 2015, the New York-based hedge fund SpringOwl, a shareholder in Yahoo Inc., released a statement arguing that Mayer be replaced as CEO. … Read More
In February 2016, Mayer confirmed that Yahoo is considering the possibility of selling its core business.
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