Celebrities Famous People Whose Last Name Is Yang  

Chris Abraham
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Being a fairly common name, it's no surprise there are a lot of famous people with the last name Yang. Do you recognize all the celebrities whose last name is Yang on this list? Although not all of these people are related, they are all famous people with Yang as their surname. From athletes and actors to musicians and political figures, this list provides images of each famous Yang along with information about their lives. If your surname is also Yang, you very well could be related to some of the well-known people on this list. Examples of famous Yangs include Jerry Yang, Rainie Yang, and Edward Yang, but there are plenty of others on this list to learn about other than just those three.

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Jerry Yang is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Yang
age 50
Jerry Yang is a Taiwanese-born American internet entrepreneur, engineer, the co-founder and former CEO of Yahoo! Inc.

Rainie Yang is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Yang
age 34
Rainie Yang is a Taiwanese singer, Golden Bell Awards actress and TV host.

Edward Yang is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Yang
Died at 60 (1947-2007)
Edward Yang, along with Hou Hsiao-Hsien and Tsai Ming Liang, was one of the leading film-makers of the Taiwanese New Wave and Taiwanese Cinema. He won the Best Director Award at Cannes for his ...more

Chen-Ning Yang is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Yang
age 97
Chen-Ning Franklin Yang, also known as Yang Zhenning, is a Chinese-born American physicist who works on statistical mechanics and particle physics. He and Tsung-dao Lee received the 1957 Nobel ...more

Sun Yang is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Yang
age 27
Sun Yang is a Chinese Olympic and world-record-holding distance swimmer. He swam for China at the 2008 Olympics. At the 2010 Asian Games, he won the men's 1500m freestyle in an Asian Record; ...more

Shang Yang is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Yang
Shang Yang was an important statesman of the State of Qin during the Warring States period of Chinese history. Born Wei Yang in the State of Wei, with the support of Duke Xiao of Qin Yang ...more

Peter Yang is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Yang
age 83
Peter Yang Kwan or Peter Yang is a retired Hong Kong martial artist film actor, film producer and director, best known for his appearances in Hong Kong action cinema of the 1970s and 1980s. He ...more

Jerry Yang is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Yang
age 51
Xao "Jerry" Yang is an ethnic Hmong poker player from Temecula, California and the 2007 World Series of Poker Main Event champion. Yang started playing poker in 2005. An amateur player ...more

Ruby Yang is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Yang
Ruby Yang, is a Chinese American filmmaker.

Geoff Yang is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Yang
Geoff Yang is a founding partner of Redpoint Ventures. Prior to founding Redpoint, Geoff was a general partner with IVP, a firm he joined in 1987.Geoff emphasizes investments in consumer media ...more

Yang Yang is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Yang
age 42
Yang Yang is a former Chinese short track speed skater and current IOC member. She is a two-time Olympic Champion from 2002 Winter Olympics and a six-time Overall World Champion for 1997-2002. ...more

Hae Jun Yang is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Yang
Hae Jun Yang age 30

Zhang Yang is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Yang
age 51
Zhang Yang is a Chinese film director, screenwriter, and occasional actor. He is the son of Zhang Huaxun, who is also a Chinese film director. Zhang grew up in Beijing, studied until 1988 at Sun ...more

Zhou Yang is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Yang
age 27
Zhou Yang is a female Chinese short track speed skater. She won the gold medal in the 1500 m event at the 2010 Winter Olympics. She also won the Gold Medal in 1500m event at 2014 Sochi Olympics. ...more

Joseph Steven Yang is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Yang
age 50
Joseph Steven Yang is an actor.

John Yang is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Yang
age 61
John Yang is an American Peabody Award-winning television news correspondent, commentator, and journalist. He currently works for NBC as a correspondent and commentator, covering issues for all ...more

Mi-kyeong Yang is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Yang
age 57
Mi-kyeong Yang is an actress.

Eun Yang is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Yang
age 46
Eun Yang is a Korean American morning news anchor for NBC4/WRC-TV, the local NBC television affiliate in Washington, DC. Prior to her position at News 4, she was one of the first reporters hired ...more

Youxin Yang is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Yang
Youxin Yang, M.D., Ph.D., is an award-winning scientist, screenwriter, director, songwriter, and painter.

Kristy Yang is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Yang
age 45
Kristy Yang, also known as Kristy Yeung, is a Hong Kong-based Chinese Canadian actress. Yang was born in Shanghai, China, to a Chinese father and a British Chinese mother. She immigrated to ...more

Faith Yang is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Yang
age 44
Faith Yang is a rock musician and fashion model. She grew up in Sydney, Australia and studied biology and genetics at Sydney University. In 2000 Faith won the Taiwan Golden Music awards for Best ...more

Jwing-Ming Yang is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Yang
Jwing-Ming Yang age 72

Yang Yang is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Yang
age 41
Yang Yang is a Chinese Olympic speed skater. Yang Yang competed as a short track speed skater for the Chinese national team at the 1994 Winter Olympics, the 1998 Winter Olympics, and the 2002 ...more

Tao Yang is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Yang
age 49
Tao Yang is an American computer scientist. Yang is the Chief Scientist and Senior Vice President of Ask.com for web search. He is also a tenured full professor in Computer Science at University ...more

Chih-Ching Yang is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Yang
Dec. at 65 (1919-1984)
Chih-Ching Yang was an actor.