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Marissa Ann Mayer Edit Profile

also known as Marissa Mayer

business executive

Marissa Ann Mayer, born May 30, 1975 in Wausau, Wisconsin, US, is President and CEO of Yahoo!. She was ranked number 14 on the list of America's most powerful businesswomen of 2012 by Fortune magazine.

Previously, Mayer worked for Google since 1999 for 13 years as an engineer, designer, product manager and executive.

Prior to joining Google, Mayer worked at the Ubilab in Zurich, Switzerland, and SRI International in Menlo Park, California.


Mayer was president of the Spanish Club, treasurer of the Key Club, and involved in debate, Math Club, academic decathlon and Junior Achievement (where she sold fire starters.) She also played the piano, took babysitting lessons, and continued to dance; her years of classical ballet training helped her earn a place on the precision dance team. Her debate team won the state championship her senior year which helped her hone her skill of identifying problems and solutions quickly.

While at Stanford she danced in "The Nutcracker" ballet, engaged in parliamentary debate, volunteered at a children's hospital, was involved in bringing computer science education to schools in Bermuda and began teaching her junior year.


"God, family and Yahoo—in that order."


  • Sport & Clubs

    Swimming, skiing and golf.

  • Other Interests

    Ballet, piano.