David Filo Net Worth: David Filo is an American businessman who has a net worth of $3.9 billion dollars. David Filo is one half of the team that founded Yahoo! with Jerry Yang. He graduated from Tulane University with a BS in Computer Engineering and recently gave TU's School of Engineering a $30 million dollar donation.
Born on April 20, 1966, in Wisconsin, United States, he is best known for co-founding popular search engine Yahoo! along with Jerry Yang. Having moved with his family from his native Wisconsin to Louisiana at the age of six, he attended high school at Sam Houston High School near Lake Charles, Louisiana and ended up studying at Tulane University with a Dean's Honor Scholarship. Once he graduated with a BS in Computer Engineering, Filo continued his studies at Stanford University, from which he eventually walked out with a Master of Science degree. While at Stanford, Filo teamed up with Jerry Yang, another Computer Engineer, to set up a directory in order to share sites with their friends. That's how Yahoo! was created. At first, it was meant to help organize their findings and help other people find relevant sites. Yahoo! soon grew to include other Stanford alumni, together with Filo and Yang, to develop its software further. Eventually, Yahoo! became one of the most popular directories and search engines on the web. Today it has grown to provide consumers with numerous services aside from web search like online dating, shopping and website hosting.