There is no doubt that you have at least heard for the app called „LinkedIn“. The idea behind the app is great as it exists so people can find jobs and update their professional resumes. Jeff Weiner is the CEO of LinkedIn who played an instrumental part in LinkedIn’s acquisition by Microsoft – for 26 billion dollars. That happened back in June of 2016.
In the early 2000s, Weiner was at Yahoo and had a lot of leadership roles in the company. The most recent one is the Executive Vice President of Yahoo’s Network Division. It’s not easy to be the leader of 3000 employees. That’s a huge responsibility and a really tough task. Weiner was also able to manage products that reached over 500 million customers.
The success also translated when he was at Warner Bros, where he was a Vice President of Warner Bros Online.
It’s interesting that Jeff is really liked by the people who worked for him as he was recognized by LinkedIn employees via Glassdoor’s annual survey as one of the best CEO’s in the United States at Tech companies in the country. No small feat as well. That happened back in 2014 and he continues to make the list every single year. He has a 97 percent approval rating, which makes him one of the best CEOs to work under.
Jeff was always big on not spending too much time in front of the computer screen. He is trying to minimize that as much as possible, but that can’t always be done since he is the CEO of a tech company. One hour on emails in the morning is something that he tries to stick to so that there is enough time for him to play with his family.
When he interviews people for a certain position in his company, he even has his favorite question that his candidates need to answer. Jeff says that you can find out a lot about a person by just simply asking them „What is your ultimate dream job?“. Weiner explains that he is able to find out how well somebody fits into his team by just simply asking that question. Once he knows that, he can find the right place for a person.
You are never going to see a CEO give out his 14 million bonus to his employees, but that’s what Jeff does in order to make the people in his company satisfied with their jobs. Also, he is a big believer in nonprofits as he wants to give back to people that are less fortunate than he is.
As of this moment, Jeff Weiner net worth is around 3.7 billion dollars. It’s a fantastic number that is only going to get bigger. He is still quite young and has already shown that he is more than capable of working under pressure when he has a lot on his plate. The experience that he already has in his professional career is only going to help him reach new heights in the future.