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Terry Semel

Terry SemelAKA Terence Steven Semel

Born: 24-Feb-1943
Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: CEO of Yahoo, 2001-07

Co-CEO of Warner Brothers until 1999, Terry Semel became the CEO of Yahoo! on 1 May 2001. Stepping down as CEO on 18 June 2007, he said he saw himself "as more of a coach than a player going forward". Not counting his salary (a press-courting $1 in 2006), he made about $450M exercising stock options during his tenure at the top.

Father: Benjamin Semel
Mother: Mildred
Wife: Jane M. Bovingdon Semel (one son, three daughters)
Son: Eric
Daughter: Courtenay
Daughter: Lily
Daughter: Kate

    University: BA Accounting, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY (1964)
    University: MBA, City College of New York (1967)

    Yahoo! CEO (2001-07)
    Time Warner Chairman and CEO, Warner Bros. Division (1995-99)
    Time Warner (24 years at Warner Bros., to executive level)
    Disney President, Theatrical Distribution Division
    CBS President, Theatrical Distribution Division
    Member of the Board of Polo Ralph Lauren (1997-2008)
    Member of the Board of Revlon (1996-2004?)
    Member of the Board of Yahoo! (as Chairman, 2001-08)
    Guggenheim Museum New York City Board
    Americans for Truth in Politics
    Bill Bradley for President
    Bush-Cheney '04
    Bush-Quayle '92
    The Business Council
    George W. Bush for President
    Gore 2000
    Hillary Clinton for President
    Motion Picture Association of America
    New Republican Majority Fund
    Obama for America
    Obama for Illinois


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