Brave and beautiful Marissa Mayer has garnered a lot of fame as an American information technology expert. She is best known as one of the foremost software engineers who influenced the development of the world’s leading search engine company – Google Inc. during its early years. After a thriving career with Google, she joined Yahoo and even got to the level of President and CEO. However, following their sale to Verizon Communications, she resigned from her distinguish post in 2017. That same year, Marissa co-founded Lumi Lab, an artificial intelligence and consumer media company she is managing till date.
Marissa Mayer Bio (Wiki)
Marissa Mayer was named Marissa Ann Mayer when she was born in Wausau, Wisconsin on the 30th of May 1975. She is the daughter of an Environmental Engineer named Michael Mayer while her mother Margaret Mayer happens to be an Art Teacher. Marissa’s ethnicity has been identified as Finnish but her nationality is American. It is also known that she spent her formative years alongside a younger brother called Mason Mayer.
On her academics, Marissa attended Wausau West High School where she excelled at ballet and piano as well as other extracurricular activities. According to her, she learned many things like; poise, criticism, confidence, and discipline from her ballet and piano lessons. Her higher educational qualifications were acquired at Stanford University, where she earned a B.sc in Symbolic Systems. Upon graduation, she went further for a Master’s Degree, earning a Master of Science in Computer Science, specializing in Artificial Intelligence. Marissa Mayer is also known to have done her research internship at the UBS research lab in Zurich and SRI International located in Menlo Park, California. It is on report that immediately after her education, she got 14 job offers.
Marisa Mayer’s career journey is a straight forward one as she landed a job immediately after graduation with Google Inc. in 1999. This was after rejecting so many other offers which included a consulting job with McKinsey & Company as well as lecturing job at Carnegie Mellon University.
She came as the #20 employee in Google as well as their initial female engineer. At first, Marissa Mayer was occupied with the supervision of small teams of engineer and code writing. She was also involved in the designing and the development of Google’s search offerings. Marissa later became part of the three-person team who were charged with the responsibility of overseeing Google AdWords.
Subsequently, Marissa assumed the position of the CEO and president of Yahoo on the 16th of July 2012 which gave her pride of place as one of the most powerful ladies in all of Silicon Valley. However, Mayer stepped down from her exalted position when Yahoo was purchased by Verizon Communications in 2017.
Presently, Marissa Mayer is the co-founder of Lumi Labs which was established that same year she left Yahoo. She was even named as one of the Women CEOs of Fortune 500 companies.
The female information technology executive is visibly married as it is known that on the 12th of December 2009, she tied the connubial knot with her lifelong spouse Zachary Bogue who earns a living as a legal practitioner as well as an investor. There isn’t much information on the details of her romantic life neither do we have access to her past dating life, but according to the little we could sieve from the available records, Marissa Mayer and Zachary’s union has been blessed with three kids.
It is also worth knowing that even though her children are three in number, the Computer Engineer only gave birth twice; her first time was the birth of her son Macallister who was born on the 30th of September 2012 and in September 2015, Marissa Mayer announced on her Tumblr blog that she was already expecting a set of identical twin girls who were due in December. Precisely on the 10th of December 2015, Macallister became a brother to Sylvana and Marielle.
Marissa Mayer has earned handsomely throughout her career as an Information Technology Expert and sources have estimated her net worth at a jaw-dropping $600 million. Her first four years with Yahoo made her $219 million richer in cash as well as stock.
Reportedly, she and her spouse spent the sum of $35 million on their family house at Billionaire’s Row – located in a very well-to-do street in San Francisco. The house was described as a stunning mansion and the price was reported as the maximum amount ever paid for a family house in all of San Francisco. It is reputed to be one of the costliest locations in America because of its link with the technology hub.
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