Terry Semel
Terry Semel

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Name: Terry Semel
Occupation: Business
Gender: Male
Birth Day: February 24, 1943
Age: 77
Country: United States
Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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Terry Semel

Terry Semel was born on February 24, 1943 in United States (77 years old). Terry Semel is a Business, zodiac sign: Pisces. Find out Terry Semelnet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.


He tried to purchase Google, but the founders weren't intent on selling the company.

Net Worth

Net Worth 2020

$300 Million

Salary 2020

Not known

With the net worth of $300 Million, Terry Semel is the # 1665 richest person on earth all the time follow our database.

Terry Semel Salary Detail

Terence Steven Semel (born February 24, 1943) is an American corporate executive who was the chairman and CEO of Yahoo! Incorporated from 2001 to 2007. Previously, he spent 24 years at Warner Bros., where he served as chairman and co-chief executive officer. He resigned as CEO due in part to pressure from shareholders' dissatisfaction over his compensation (in 2006, salary $1, stock options worth $70 million) and performance. He is also the founder of Windsor Media, the production company that produced Rules Don't Apply starring Lily Collins and Warren Beatty.

In April 2001, Semel was granted stock options with an SEC Fair Value of over $110 million as a bonus to join Yahoo. During June 2006, his annual salary was reduced to one dollar.

Before Fame

He majored in accounting at Long Island University in New York.

Biography Timeline


Semel began working at Warner Bros. in 1965 as a trainee. From 1970 to 1972, Semel worked for CBS corporation's theatrical film production company, Cinema Center Films, as domestic sales manager.


In 1966, he married Maryann Soloway; they divorced in 1974.


CBS closed Cinema Center Films in 1972 and Semel moved to the Walt Disney Company, where he was vice president in charge of theatrical distribution until 1975.


In 1975, Semel returned to Warner Bros. Distribution as president, then moved into studio operations as an executive vice president in 1979. Frank Wells announced he was taking a less active role the company in 1981, Semel became president and chief operating officer of Warner Bros. on January 1, 1982.


In 1977, he married Jane Bovingdon, a former secretary to the actress Susan George.


In 1994, Warner Bros. Chairman and Chief Executive Robert A. Daly announced that Semel would become his co-chairman and CEO. The following year, the two men also became co-chairmen and co-chief executives of Warner Music following the firing of Michael J. Fuchs.


Both Daly and Semel resigned from Warner Bros. in July 1999.


In April 2001, Semel was granted stock options with an SEC Fair Value of over $110 million as a bonus to join Yahoo. During June 2006, his annual salary was reduced to one dollar.


In 2004, the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute was renamed the Jane & Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior..


As CEO, Semel approved Yahoo!'s cooperation with Chinese officials to release previously confidential Yahoo! information to the Chinese government. This action by Yahoo! was not well received and he showed signs of regret as to how that information was being used. For example, in a widely publicized exchange at The Wall Street Journal's All Things Digital conference, he was asked if Yahoo! would have cooperated with Nazi Germany. In response, Semel, who is Jewish, stated, "I don't know how I would have felt then." He added, "I don't feel good about what's happening in China today." When questioned on this topic in a Q & A discussion with Peter Bazalgette at The Royal Television Society Cambridge Convention in 2005, his response was "We have to abide by the laws in the countries in which we operate."

Semel is currently co-chair of the board of trustees of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) In 2005, he was given the UCLA Medal, that University's highest honor, and the "Legend in Leadership Award" from the Chief Executive Leadership Institute of the Yale School of Management.


Semel ended his six-year tenure as chief executive officer Monday, June 18, 2007, and handed over the reins to co-founder Jerry Yang in the Internet icon's latest attempt to regain investor confidence. At age 64, Semel remained chairman in a non-executive role. Besides naming Yang as its new CEO, Yahoo appointed Susan Decker as its president. Having recently been promoted to oversee Yahoo's advertising operations, Decker had widely been regarded as Semel's heir apparent . He later resigned from his post as non-executive Chairman from Yahoo completely on January 31, 2008.

Family Life

Terry had a boy and three girls with Jane Bovingdon. Terry's son became the CEO of a sports media group named 365 Media Group.

🎂 Upcoming Birthday

Currently, Terry Semel is 78 years, 0 months and 12 days old. Terry Semel will celebrate 79th birthday on a Thursday 24th of February 2022. Below we countdown to Terry Semel upcoming birthday.


Recent Birthday Highlights

77th birthday - Monday, February 24, 2020

February 24 - Happy Birthday Steve Jobs and Terry Semel

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