7/16/12

Is Marissa Mayer Jewish?

Yes, the new CEO of Yahoo!, Marissa Mayer is a Jew.

Hat tip to our friend David who points out, "I find it interesting that Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and as of Monday, Yahoo!, are all run by Jews."

Bloomberg reported:
Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) said Marissa Mayer will become chief executive officer, appointing a vice president from competitor Google Inc. (GOOG) to stem user defections and market-share losses that have fueled three straight years of revenue declines at the biggest U.S. Web portal.
See a video interview of Marissa at the 92nd Street Y in NYC: Marissa Mayer on growing up in Wisconsin, getting hired at Google, and the origins of Adsense

25 comments:

MidnightSun said...

You're incorrect. She herself claims to be one of the many ethnic Finns from Wisconsin. And by the way some 92 St Y interview is hardly a source given that a wide range of people, such as Citi's Vikram Pandit, have lectured there.

Anonymous said...

You have been mistaken! She is not a jew. Funny, when someone is successful, then he/she has to be jewish. :) Greetings from Europe!

Anonymous said...

Marissa Ann Mayer is not Christian, she is an American Jew (no shame to it). Her ancestors lived in Finland probably migrated from Germany before but she is Jewish.

Anonymous said...

She doesn't look the part, didn't cite any such heritage in her 92SY interview, claims several times that she's of Finnish heritage, and is from Wisconsin. Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. So where is it?

Anonymous said...

If she is Jewish she certainly didn't have a Jewish wedding. Check this link for picture of her wedding in a chapel with no chupa and there's a cross in the background.
http://www.sfgate.com/entertainment/article/Google-Employee-No-20-gets-hitched-3205183.php

Anonymous said...

she is not a member of the tribe. anyone can go to 92nd Street Y and address an audience.
Please don't assume.
But good luck to her with her new exciting role.

Anonymous said...

I find it extremely disturbing that you find it interesting that "Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and as of Monday, Yahoo!, are all run by Jews."

Nah, you guys aren't racist/noninclusive. But you wonder why people are anti-Semitic....just saying.

Anonymous said...

I am sure that most who don't like the fact that Marissa is Jewish (which in fact, she is a Jew!) are Arabs, mainly European ARABS. The new breed of nazis. Although they prefer not to know that Hitler had contempt for the Arab "race..." just as much, and called them all MONKEYS!

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BTW Jew-haters --which is never based on a REAL reason or relating to a Jew's action at all... but stemming from blind bigotry-- will un-Jew a good Jew (which is most of the time) and will "Jew-ize" a non-Jew who's a bad-guy.

OH, and BTW, JPMorgen's corrupted: 'Jamie Dimon,' and Barclay's dirty: 'Bob Diamond' are NOT Jewish at all...

Anonymous said...

This is just a stupid question that manifested from the same level of idiocy brought out by the last poster.

Now to answer this stupid question correctly:

Not only is there simply no indication of her being Jewish, all of the evidence points in the other direction, as many people have listed above. Of paramount importance is her maternal Finnish ancestry (she referred to being proud of it in her Google interview, Tweets about it all the time, and has visited Finland multiple times).

Case closed on her being Jewish by birth.

As for paternal Jewish heritage, related to the name Mayer, her name is pronounced like the German name Maier (you know, like the month Mai). She's even corrected people, saying it's pronounced like Oscar Mayer, who was a German. Beyond that, check out the distribution of German Americans:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/bc/German1346.gif

She's from a town that's right smack in the middle of the highest density.

Case closed on her having Jewish heritage.

Anonymous said...

I find it interesting that they got this wrong, despite 85% of Talmudic research time being allocated to determining who's Jewish. So, hat tip to David revoked.

Anonymous said...

No she's not. There's no indication of it on NNDB or Wikipedia.

http://www.nndb.com/people/402/000171886/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marissa_Mayer

Paul Franklin Stregevsky said...

Anonymous said...
I find it extremely disturbing that you find it interesting that "Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and as of Monday, Yahoo!, are all run by Jews."

I find it extremely disturbing that you find this extremely disturbing.

Anonymous said...

You claim she's Jewish, but she was married in a Christian church. Right.

Yahoo isn't "run by jews", she's not jewish. Steve Ballmer at Microsoft doesn't practice Judaism. Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook regards himself as an Atheist. Google is the only one, Sergey Brin is Jewish, proud of it I think, even though he didn't have a Jewish wedding. Google also supports gay marriage, so be careful of your pick. Let's stop with the "PRIDE" and supremacy and get back to core values and laws, if you're Jewish then your action will show, but if you're not then you'll be doing things against our values and laws. SHALOM!

Anonymous said...

Mark Zuckerberg is a Jew.

Anonymous said...

Steve Ballmer is a Jew.

Anonymous said...

Marissa Mayer may or may not be a Jew. We simply do not know.

Anonymous said...

A Christian can be also be a Jew. A self proclaimed Atheist can be an ethnic Jew even without practicing the religion of Judaism. Certainly there are Finnish Jews and German Jews and many other national origins that have no bearing on being Jewish.

Anonymous said...

Zuckerberg is a Jew and it doesn't matter what religion he is. They are an ethnic group, a tribe as they call it. His mother was a Jew.

Anonymous said...

She is not a Jew....she married in a church in San Francisco called treasure island, had a cross at her wedding and Christmas trees in the church. She doesn't look Jewish at all.

Anonymous said...

Michael Mayer, her father is very likely to be jewish. Whether or not her mother who is of "finnish descent" has a material jewish blood is in question, so she may or may not pass the rabbical standard for jewish, which of course, is a jewish material bloodline...

nonetheless, her father is likely to jewish and at the least she is likely to be at least 25% jewish from at least one of her paternal grandparents, if not 50% jewish and perhaps more from her maternal side.

She is a practicing Lutheran..but that is not a determinant of jewish blood.

Anonymous said...

Not like Marilyn Monroe who was Jewish?

Anonymous said...

I love how all of these Is She/Is He Jewish sites jump to claim ANYONE successful as part of the tribe. Half the time it's converts (like Marilyn Monroe, who would do anything for success) or people with one or two Jewish descendants).

Jews wonder why they're hated for the disproportionate amount of wealth and power they possess in this country, yet, at the same time, they have no problem ballyhooing the successes of their people, showcasing just how many of them are in positions of authority and influence when compared to non-Jews.

Jews account for 2.2% of the population of the US, yet, in 2007, in Vanity Fair's list of the top 100 most powerful people in America, 51 of those 100 people were Jewish. Of the 100 wealthiest people in America according to Forbes Magazine, 31 were Jews (nearly a third). All of the major television and motion picture networks are headed up by Jews, including News Corp. President Peter Chernin , Paramount Pictures Chairman Brad Grey, Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Robert Iger, Sony Pictures Chairman Michael Lynton , Warner Bros. Chairman Barry Meyer, CBS Corp. Chief Executive Leslie Moonves, MGM Chairman Harry Sloan and NBC Universal Chief Executive Jeff Zucker.

We won't even get into who owns the newspapers, social media outlets, and has the biggest special interest lobby in Washington.

My question is, why are we OKAY with this? Would it be the same if, say, African Americans had the same sway of power? How about Asians or Hispanics?

This isn't a far out conspiracy theory or something we all aren't fully aware of, yet it's telling how we all just sit back and let it happen. I'm not saying to rise up and take arms. I'm just asking why in the hell it's not an issue we're talking about. Monopolies are illegal for good reason, yet the biggest monopoly of them all is ignored by the majority of us (save the crazy fringe groups and white supremacists).

Anonymous said...

Why is it wrong to be proud of what your people accomplished??? I have friends that are Korean and they get excited and proud when the Gangem style guy get mentioned. This basically means we belong to a group of people. Don't feel bad if you don't associate yourself with any group.

Anonymous said...

Very much a woman with finnish descent, ok, and german wasp also. There has been no more than maybe 3000 jews in Finland ever. Currently maybe 1500. They originate mostly from the czar s army personnel and their looks are mostly very dark and jewish and certainly not anything typical scandinavian.
Yes, Marissa Mayer looks very finnish in her childhood pics.

Anonymous said...

http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/yahoo-ceo-marissa-mayer-to-visit-israel-in-july/2014/01/22/