Susan Wojcicki

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Susan Wojcicki
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Wojcicki speaking at an event
Born Susan D. Wojcicki
(1968-07-05) July 5, 1968 (age 46)[1]
Santa Clara County, California
Alma mater Harvard College (A.B.)
University of California, Santa Cruz (M.S.)
UCLA Anderson School of Management (M.B.A.)
Occupation CEO of YouTube
Spouse(s) Dennis Troper
Children 4
Parents Stanley Wojcicki
Esther Wojcicki
Relatives Anne Wojcicki (sister)

Susan Diane Wojcicki (/wˈɪtski/ woh-JIT-skee; born July 5, 1968) is an American businesswoman and CEO of YouTube.[2][3] Wojcicki is the daughter of Esther Wojcicki, an educator of Russian-Jewish descent, and Stanley Wojcicki, a Polish American physics professor at Stanford University. Wojcicki studied history and literature at Harvard University and graduated with honors in 1990. She also received her master's in economics from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1993 and a Master's in Business Administration from the UCLA Anderson School of Management in 1998.[4][5] Her sister, Anne Wojcicki, was married to Google co-founder Sergey Brin.

In September 1998, the same month that Google was incorporated, its founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin set up office in Susan's garage in Menlo Park.[6][7]

Wojcicki, called "the most important person in advertising"[8] and "the most important Googler you've never heard of", was 16th on Forbes Magazine's List of The World's 100 Most Powerful Women in 2011.[9] In 2012 she was 25th on this list[10] and in 2013 she was 30th.[10] In 2014, she was named #12 on the list.[11]

She was also named on Fortune’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Business list in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 at #43,[12] #28,[13] #18[14] and #19,[15] respectively. Wojcicki was named #1 on the Adweek 50 list in 2013.[16] She was named #36 on Vanity Fair's New Establishment list in 2013[17] and #39 in 2012.[18]

Wojcicki grew within Google to lead the advertising and analytic products (AdWords and AdSense). In Feb 2014 she became the head of YouTube.[19][20]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "California Births, 1905 - 1995". Familytreelegends.com. Retrieved 2014-03-15. 
  2. ^ Orescovic, Alexi (2014-02-05). "Google taps longtime executive Wojcicki to head YouTube". Reuters. 
  3. ^ Gustin, Sam (May 3, 2011). "Google Ad Chief Susan Wojcicki: 'The Book Isn't Finished'". Wired.com. Retrieved 10 September 2011. 
  4. ^ Swift, Mike (2011-02-13). "Susan Wojcicki is one of the most important Googlers you've never heard of". The Denver Post. Retrieved 2014-03-15. 
  5. ^ [1][dead link]
  6. ^ http://www.google.com/intl/en/about/corporate/company/history.html
  7. ^ USA Today: "The house that helped build Google" by Jefferson Graham July 5, 2007
  8. ^ Peterson, Tim (2013-02-25). "Google's Susan Wojcicki May Be the Biggest Name in Digital Advertising". Adweek. Retrieved 2014-03-15. 
  9. ^ Forbes staff (2011-08-24). "World's Most Powerful Women". Forbes Magazine (Forbes.com). Retrieved 10 September 2011. 
  10. ^ a b "Susan Wojcicki". Forbes. Retrieved 2014-03-15. 
  11. ^ "#12 Susan Wojcicki". Forbes. Forbes. Retrieved 20 June 2014. 
  12. ^ "50 Most Powerful Women in Business 2010: Full list - FORTUNE on CNNMoney.com". Money.cnn.com. 2010-10-18. Retrieved 2014-03-15. 
  13. ^ "50 Most Powerful Women in Business 2011: Full list - FORTUNE on CNNMoney.com". Money.cnn.com. 2011-10-17. Retrieved 2014-03-15. 
  14. ^ "50 Most Powerful Women in Business 2013 - Fortune Magazine". Money.cnn.com. Retrieved 2014-03-15. 
  15. ^ Dunn, Catherine (2013-11-21). "Susan Wojcicki - Fortune's 50 Most Powerful Women in business - FORTUNE". Money.cnn.com. Retrieved 2014-03-15. 
  16. ^ "The Top 50 Execs Who Make the Wheels Turn". Adweek. 2013-10-28. Retrieved 2014-03-15. 
  17. ^ Illustrations by Tim SheafferType Design by Joel Holland (2014-01-02). "The New Establishment 2013: 50 Titans Disrupting Media, Technology, and Culture". Vanity Fair. Retrieved 2014-03-15. 
  18. ^ "Susan Wojcicki: The New Establishment". Vanity Fair. 2014-01-02. Retrieved 2014-03-15. 
  19. ^ "Google Ads SVP Susan Wojcicki Takes Over At YouTube". Retrieved 2014-06-12. 
  20. ^ "LinkedIn profile of Susan Wojcicki". Retrieved 2014-06-12. 

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