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Yahoo! CEO - The cursed job?

Yahoo! CEO - The cursed job?

1. Marissa Mayer will be Yahoo Inc.'s fifth CEO in five years, not including two interim CEOs. She's also the fourth interim or permanent CEO this year. Here's a look at the people who have had that top job over the years.

Yahoo! CEO - The cursed job?

2. Tim Koogle - 1995-May 2001. Began tenure shortly after Yahoo was incorporated in March 1995. Announced in March 2001 that he would step down after a replacement is found.

Yahoo! CEO - The cursed job?

3. Terry Semel - May 2001-June 2007. Hired from Warner Bros. Stepped down under shareholder pressure.

Yahoo! CEO - The cursed job?

4. Jerry Yang - June 2007-January 2009. Company co-founder and de facto CEO until Koogle started. Agrees to resign under pressure in November 2008, pending appointment of replacement.

Yahoo! CEO - The cursed job?

5. Carol Bartz - January 2009-September 2011. Hired from Autodesk Inc., a design and engineering software company. Fired after failing to revive the company.

Yahoo! CEO - The cursed job?

6. Tim Morse - September 2011-January 2012. Interim CEO. Retained chief financial officer role during CEO stint.

Yahoo! CEO - The cursed job?

7. Scott Thompson - January 2012-May 2012. Hired from eBay Inc.'s PayPal. Left after disclosure that his official biography included a college degree he never received.

Yahoo! CEO - The cursed job?

8. Ross Levinsohn - May 2012-July 2012. Interim CEO. Joined Yahoo in November 2010 following a stint running Internet services at News Corp.

Yahoo! CEO - The cursed job?

9. Marissa Mayer - Starts as CEO on Tuesday, 17 July 2012. Most recently in charge of mapping, location and local services at Google.


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