Yahoo’s Scott Thompson is the latest chief executive to come under fire for fudging his résumé. Here’s a look at other CEOs and leaders who have been caught up in résumé scandals.
Scott Thompson, shown at PayPal's offices in San Jose when he was PayPal president, was named chief executive of Yahoo in January 2012. Yahoo shareholder and New York hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb questioned Thompson's qualifications and integrity after exposing a misrepresentation about the executive’s education. The fabrication was confirmed by Yahoo on May 3, 2012. The résumé listed a computer science degree that Thompson never earned. Thompson apologized to Yahoo employees four days later, saying that he takes "full responsibility." On May 13, the company announced that Thompson had stepped down.Noah Berger/AP