Is Marissa Mayer married? Yes, she is. Her husband’s name is Zachary Bogue (born on December 5, 1975) who is widely recognized for being a renowned businessman, real estate investor and lawyer. The couple celebrated their wedding on December 12, 2009.
She revealed her pregnancy on the day when Yahoo! Announced her hiring. On September 30, 2012, Mayer and her husband welcomed their first child together as a son. Through social media, she asked for baby name suggestions and got huge name suggestions. She finally chose “Macallister” as her son’s name. It was announced that she gave birth to identical twin girls on December 10, 2015. The twin daughters are named Marielle and Sylvana. Scroll down to explore more interesting personal facts and biography of Mayer:
Who is Marissa Mayer?
Born as Marissa Ann Mayer, she landed the planet on May 30, 1975, which makes her age be 45 years old as of 2020. By profession, she is an American investor and an established businesswoman. Being the co-founder of Lumi Labs, she is noted for being a successful information technology executive. Until the sale of Yahoo!’s operating business to Verizon Communications, she has served as the CEO and president of Yahoo! Since July 2012. She resigned on June 13, 2017, after deciding not to join the newly combined company, now called Verizon Media which was previously named Oath.
Early Life and Education
Marissa Mayer was born in 1975 and her place of birth is in Wausau, Wisconsin, the United States of America. Talking about her family background, she was born to the parents named Margaret Mayer (mother) and Michael Mayer (father). Her mother is an art teacher whereas her father is an environmental engineer who is noted for working with water companies. She is the granddaughter of Clem Mayer who had serve as mayor of Jackson, Wisconsin for more than three decades.
Marissa is also blessed with a younger brother with whom she has experienced happy childhood days. During her early days, she was a shy girl and would rarely participate in school-activities. She was interested in music and dance for which she took piano and ballet lessons during her middle school and high school. She was also excellent in science and mathematics.
Regarding her education and academic achievements, she went to Wausau West High School where she excelled in biology, chemistry, physics and calculus. Later, she turned as president of her high school’s Spanish club, captain of the pom-pom squad, captain of the debate team and treasurer of the Key Club. With her debate team, she was able to earn the Wisconsin state championship. She turned the state runner-up with her pom-pom squad. Along with her high school study, she used to work as a clerk for a grocery. She completed her high school graduation in 1993.
She had a dream of becoming a pediatric neurosurgeon in the future for which she took pre-med classes at Stanford University. However, she changed her mind and switched her study to symbolic systems from pediatric neuroscience. Symbolic Systems is the study combination of computer science, cognitive psychology, philosophy and linguistics. While being enrolled at Stanford University, she served as a member of parliamentary debate and danced in the university ballet’s Nutcracker.
She was an active learner and went for volunteering at children’s hospitals. She also played a crucial role in bringing computer science education to Bermuda’s schools. She went to teach symbolic systems under Eric S. Roberts who was her supervisor. Her teaching was well-appreciated by students that they asked her to teach further classes.
In 1997, she completed her graduation from Stanford University with a BS in symbolic systems. She received her MS degree in 1999 majoring in computer science. Her specialized subject was artificial intelligence for both of her degrees.
Career and Professional Life
Initially, Mayer went for an internship at SRI International in Menlo Park, California. She also went for an internship at UBS’s research lab-based, Ubilab. Her dedication and hard work have made her grab multiple patents in artificial intelligence and interface design. Upon her graduation, Mayer received 14 job offers which include a consulting job at McKinsey & Company and a teaching job at Carnegie Mellon University.
She joined Google in 1999. She worked in developing/ designing Google’s search offerings, writing code and overseeing small teams of engineers. Her traits and dedication made her promoted to product manager. She also turned as the director of consumer web products. She was in the team for Google AdWords which continued in delivering 96% of the company’s revenue in 2011’s first quarter.
She turned as the Vice President of Search Products and User Experience in 2005. She has played key roles in Google Search, Gmail, Google Maps, Google Books, Google Toolbar, Google Images, Google News, iGoogle and Google Product Search. She used to teach introductory computer programming at Stanford University while she was working for Google. She also contributed as a mentor at the East Palo Alto Charter School.
She was appointed as the CEO and president of Yahoo! on July 16, 2012. Yahoo! was experiencing a rapid fall and was behind Google and went through multiple top management changes. Mayer also served the company’s board of directors by being its member. She helped to launch PB&J, a new online program that collects employee complaints. Because of her pregnancy, she started working from home and returned to the office after giving birth to a baby boy. Due to her various management decisions, she had been criticized multiple times by The New Yorker and The New York Times.
She led the company to acquire Tumblr on May 20, 2013, in a 1.1 billion USD acquisition. Since the acquisition, the value of Tumblr experienced a fall of 230 million USD in February 2016. This made an impact on the company’s performance on Wall Street. Later, it was reported that Yahoo!’s stock price has doubled within 14 months since her appointment.
On June 13, 2017, she announced her resignation and the same days, she publicly highlighted Yahoo!’s achievements during her tenure including tripling Yahoo stock, creating 43 billion USD in market capitalization, building a 1.5 billion USD mobile ad business and many more. During her tenure on Yahoo!, the monthly visitors decline to 4.5 billion from 10 billion whereas Google’s visitor increased from 17 billion to 56 billion.
After leaving Yahoo!, she stared Lumi Labs along with her former colleague Enrique Munoz Torres which is focused on building consumer applications and artificial intelligence. She has been actively investing in multiple technology companies including Minted, Airtime.com, uBeam, Brit + Co., Square, One Kings Lane, Natera and Nootrobox.
Marissa Mayer is married to businessman Zachary Bogue since December 12, 2009. Both were born in the same year i.e. 1975. On September 30, 2012, she became a mother by welcoming a son who is named Macallister. On December 10, 2015, she welcomed identical twin girls who are named Marielle and Sylvana. Talking more about her personal life, she is Lutheran, one of the largest branches of Protestantism. Despite her busy schedule, she has managed to allocate time for her husband and children.
American businesswoman Marissa Mayer stands at a tall height of 5 feet and 8 inches. She weighs about 58 kilograms which makes her physically balanced and possesses a healthy BMI calculation. As per some online sources, she needs a shoe size of 8 as per the United States measurement. She often carries a cheerful personality and remains under a healthy lifestyle.
Salary and Net worth
The former president and chief executive officer of Yahoo!, Marissa Ann Mayer has an estimated net worth of 800 million USD. She earned 23 million USD as a termination package in 2017 upon the sale of Yahoo! to Verizon. She has received 239 million USD mainly in stock and stock options during her five years of contribution as CEO.
She was mentioned as America’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Business in Fortune magazine’s annual list for seven consecutive years from 2008 to 2014. In 2009, she was also named as one of Glamour Magazine’s Women of the Year. For three consecutive years, she was mentioned in the List of The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women by Forbes Magazine. In 2013, she was featured in Fortune Magazine’s Businessperson of the Year (No. 10), 40 Under 40 (No. 1) and Most Powerful Women (at No. 8). She was named as one of the world’s most disappointing leaders by Fortune in March 2016.
Wiki and Facts
The biography of Marissa Mayer is prepared by various wiki sites including Wikipedia. Join him on Twitter @marissamayer where she has amassed more than 1.6 million followers. Find him on Instagram @marissamayer where she is being followed by more than 22k followers. Her Facebook profile is reachable @marissamayer.