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Yahoo CEO: God Comes Before Business


Marissa Mayer, young CEO of Yahoo, said her priorities are "God, family, and Yahoo–in that order."

In her first public interview since taking the position of CEO of Yahoo, Inc., Marissa Mayer told a conference audience in southern California that in her life, her priorities are “God, family, and Yahoo—in that order.” Mayer has not specifically talked about her faith and has mostly avoided the media, and at the Fortune Most Powerful Women event in Palo Alto, Calif., she referenced Vince Lombardi as the inspiration for the statement and explained that it was the ruthless pursuit of these priorities that has kept her from interviews and public speeches.

Before her appointment as CEO of Yahoo, Mayer, 37, was a long-time executive of Google. She currently is the youngest CEO of a Fortune 500 company in the nation. Yahoo currently has over 700 million users and a number of popular products, including email, sports, and news sites. The company’s stock is up nearly 19 percent since Mayer took over last summer. You can read more of her speech at the conference at The Christian Post.

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