The latest news from Yahoo is its new CEO, former PayPal president Scott Thompson. The company’s last CEO, Carol Bartz, didn’t work out so well. And neither did the one before that. Or the one before that. Yahoo has changed CEOs so many times, it warranted a chart to keep track of it all in today’s Wall Street Journal (available after the jump). As you see in the graph, under Tim Koogle, the company reached a high, but he was ousted when it slumped. Yahoo hasn’t recovered to those high levels.
The WSJ charts the company’s problems over the years, detail about Thompson’s background, and how the company decided to appoint him. It also quotes Thompson, who says he wants Yahoo to be ”one of those great iconic brands.”