David Filo

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David Filo (born 20 April 1966) is an American businessman and the co-founder of Yahoo! with Jerry Yang.

Until the company decided to switch to PHP, his Filo Server Program, written in the C programming language, was the server-side scripting software used to dynamically serve variable web pages, called Filo Server Pages, on visits to the Yahoo! web site.


Personal life and Education

Filo was born in Wisconsin. At age 6, he moved to Moss Bluff, Louisiana, a suburb of Lake Charles, Louisiana. He graduated from Sam Houston High School and then earned a BS in Computer Engineering from Tulane University (through the Dean's Honor Scholarship) and an MS from Stanford University.

In 2006, Filo was estimated to be worth $2.9 billion, ranking him the 240th richest person in the world. As a philanthropist, in 2005 he donated $30 million to his alma mater--, Tulane University, for use in its School of Engineering.

Filo is married to photographer and teacher Angela Buenning . [1]

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