- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Marissa Mayer started Tuesday as Yahoo Inc.’s fifth CEO in five years, not including two interim CEOs. She’s also the fourth interim or permanent CEO this year. Here’s a look at the people who have had that top job over the years:

Tim Koogle _ 1995-May 2001. Began tenure shortly after Yahoo was incorporated in March 1995. Announced in March 2001 that he would step down after a replacement is found.

Terry Semel _ May 2001-June 2007. Hired from Warner Bros. Stepped down under shareholder pressure.

Jerry Yang _ June 2007-January 2009. Company co-founder and de facto CEO until Koogle started. Agrees to resign under pressure in November 2008, pending appointment of replacement.

Carol Bartz _ January 2009-September 2011. Hired from Autodesk Inc., a design and engineering software company. Fired after failing to revive the company.

Tim Morse _ September 2011-January 2012. Interim CEO. Retained chief financial officer role during CEO stint.

Scott Thompson _ January 2012-May 2012. Hired from eBay Inc.’s PayPal. Left after disclosure that his official biography included a college degree he never received.

Ross Levinsohn _ May 2012-July 2012. Interim CEO. Joined Yahoo in November 2010 following a stint running Internet services at News Corp.

Marissa Mayer _ Started as CEO on Tuesday. Most recently in charge of mapping, location and local services at Google.

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