Jerry Yang

One cannot always predict when and if a hedcut will run. In the case of Jerry Yang, co-founder of the Internet browser Yahoo!, with David Filo, two hedcuts-created from the same source photograph-have yet to run in the Wall Street Journal. But the drawings provide a valuable opportunity to compare the hands of two different hedcut artists.

Born in Taiwan in 1968, Yang immigrated to the United States with his family at the age of ten. He learned English in the United States and completed his B.A. and M.A. in electrical engineering at Stanford University. However, his Ph.D. was interrupted by his exploration of the Internet with friend David Filo. What started as a list of favorite sites spawned the development of the Internet's most popular browser, making multimillionaires of its developers.