Yahoo! at 15

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Missed the company’s birthday by a few days, but Yahoo! was  incorporated on March 1, 1995.

If you had bought in at the opening $24.50 back then and kept the stock through the 5 splits you would have 24 shares for each initial one. So you would have $377.52 as of close of trading today (3/2/2010) – given the current value of $15.73. Interestingly this would be a little over 15 times your initial investment. (Search Engine Land)

The years other Internet companies were started.

I seem to enjoy marking Yahoo’s birthdays. Here is what its home page looked like in 1996 from the WayBackMachine archive.

Yahoo! 1996.

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