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Twitter CEO Linda Yaccarino Wiki, Professional Life, and Net Worth

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Do you recognize Linda Yaccarino’s face? Many of you already know her, especially when she landed in a few interviews with Elon Musk before and after purchasing Twitter.

That’s why the woman became more famous, and everyone wants to know about her life details, like her net worth, her early and professional life, and much more.

Linda Yaccarino is a popular American media executive, philanthropist, businesswoman, and public speaker. She was appointed the CEO of Twitter and X Corp as she was the first female CEO of Twitter.

Let’s explore her life and tell the fans about the 61-year-old CEO on the hottest seats of tech companies.

Early Life and Education

Lina Yaccarino was born on 24th October 1962, in New York, United States. Linda got their education from Pennsylvania University’s Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications and earned a bachelor’s degree in telecommunication in 1985.

She was raised and raised in Deer Park, New York. Linda got an early education at Deer Park High School. She is the daughter of Bob Yaccarino and Isabella Bartolone.

Linda has two sisters named Lori Yaccarino and Kate Yaccarino. She has a twin sister who works as a chief nurse executive at Kaiser Permanente, and Kate works at MUFG Union Bank. linda yaccarino wiKI Awards

Professional Life

Linda was appointed executive vice president and COO of ad sales at Turner Entertainment Company in January 1992. She worked at this company for more than 19 years.

After that, Linda joined NBCUniversal Media as the president in November 2011 and managed cable entertainment and digital advertising sales.

Exactly one year in 2012, she was promoted to chairperson, a position in which she handled advertising and client partnerships. Furthermore, she joined Ad Council, an American non-profit organization, in 2014.

After four years, in 2018, Linda was appointed to the President’s Council on Sports, Nutrition, and Fitness by former US President Donald Trump.

In addition, Linda took the position of chairperson of the board of directors of the Ad Council from January 2021 to June 2022. She created a coronavirus campaign with President Joe Biden and Pope Francis in 2021.

The talented and successful woman became the chairperson of the World’s Economic Forum. Besides, she managed global advertising and partnerships as the chairperson.

Another important fact is that she played a major role in launching the company’s Streaming Service, Peacock. After serving 12 years in NBCUniversal Media, she stepped down from the position on 12th May 2023, and Elon Musk gave her the position of CEO of Twitter and X Corp.

How Much Linda Yaccarino Made from Twitter

Linda Yaccarino, the new CEO of Twitter, is making around $6 million per annum, which does not include bonuses. She gets a separate $2 million bonus and more than $4 million in stock options after her three-year contract on Twitter expires.

Besides, she has worked in major corporations such as NBC Universal and Turner Entertainment. Also, Linda has connections with the World Economic Forum and hosts multiple events. Despite this, it did not prevent Elon Musk from hiring her for the CEO Twitter position.

Among her assets, Linda has five real estate properties, 2 luxury yachts, 7 cars, and more than $8 million cash reserves. The more exciting thing is that she owns an investment portfolio of 13 stocks now valued at almost $5 million.

Procter & Gamble, Costco, Cognizant, General Motors, and Starbucks are the companies in which she has stocks. The companies are paying millions of dollars to her. According to an estimation, Lina Yaccarino’s net worth is $40 million.

Awards and Achievements

Linda Yaccarino has won many awards and achievements, such as Ten Most Powerful Women in TV by Adweek magazine. Variety recognized her as the Power Women of New York in 2014.

In addition, her name was included in the top 15 people remaking television digital, and she also received the Mac Dane Award for Humanitarian Excellence from the UJA Foundation in 2017.

Business Insider recognized her as one of the top 10 people transforming advertising. She has received the Matrix Award and the Inclusive Leader Award from Global Mind ED. The previous year, in 2022, she received the Woman of the Year award from a non-profit organization. linda yaccarino wiKI Relationship

Relationship Status

Linda married Claude Madrazo, a former executive at Turner Broadcasting. He is of Italian descent, just like Linda. Now, the couple has two children: a daughter named Christian Madrozo and a son Matthew Madroze.

Christian has been working as a nurse at New York Presbyterian Hospital, and her son Matthew is a sales director at digital video company Studio 71 and a former NCAA Division 1 Hockey player.

Physical Appearance

The 61-year-old Linda Yaccarino is five feet and five inches tall. Her dark brown hair and eyes make her more beautiful. Linda looks young and energetic still at this age.

Facts

  • Linda is also known as Linda Yaccarino Madrazo.
  • She also has a nickname in the advertising industry, Velvet Hammer.
  • Linda also appeared in the Italian shows ‘Big Brother and  GrandeFratello.’
  • She was featured in Adweek Magazine in 2017.
  • In April 2023, Linda appeared in an interview with Elon Musk at an advertising conference in Miami.
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