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A History of Yahoo!'s Six CEOs

The Street Logo By Laurie Kulikowski of The Street | Slide 1 of 7: Did Yahoo!'s Marissa Mayer fail at leadership? According to TheStreet's Jim Cramer, the 41-year-old chief executive did not succeed in inspiring her employees.After 20 years as a public company, Yahoo! will no longer be an independent company once Verizon Communications completes its acquisition of the former Internet giant. Paying $4.8 billion, Verizon plans to incorporate Yahoo! with its AOL division.Despite its historic place in the country's tech boom-and-bust cycles, Yahoo! has had six CEOs since it incorporated and each executive had a similar set of challenges -- primarily, to stave off the growing competition from Alphabet , Facebook and other tech behemoths that passed by the company.According to data from TheStreet affiliate BoardEx, Yahoo! has also had 47 directors since 1995, which is considered a high level of turnover. It has 11 directors right now, which includes Mayer and the Chairman Maynard Webb.Here's a brief overlook of each of Yahoo!'s chief executives through the years.Alphabet and Facebook are holdings in Jim Cramer's Action Alerts PLUS Charitable Trust Portfolio. Want to be alerted before Cramer buys or sells GOOGL or FB? Learn more now.

Did Yahoo!'s Marissa Mayer fail at leadership? According to TheStreet's Jim Cramer, the 41-year-old chief executive did not succeed in inspiring her employees. After 20 years as a public company, Yahoo! will no longer be an independent company once Verizon Communications completes its acquisition of the former Internet giant. Paying $4.8 billion, Verizon plans to incorporate Yahoo! with its AOL division. Despite its historic place in the country's tech boom-and-bust cycles, Yahoo! has had six CEOs since it incorporated and each executive had a similar set of challenges - primarily, to stave off the growing competition from Alphabet, Facebook and other tech behemoths that passed by the company. According to data from TheStreet affiliate BoardEx, Yahoo! has also had 47 directors since 1995, which is considered a high level of turnover. It has 11 directors right now, which includes Mayer and the Chairman Maynard Webb. Here's a brief overlook of each of Yahoo!'s chief executives through the years. Alphabet and Facebook are holdings in Jim Cramer's Action Alerts PLUS Charitable Trust Portfolio. 
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