Looks as though San Francisco 49ers co-chieftain and former Facebook moneyman Gideon Yu is looking to do some covert reconnaissance in enemy territory — or maybe he’s just seeking out a warmer-weather vacation pad — because the venerated tech titan and his wife Susie Min have punted out a healthy $9.5 million for a mansion in L.A.’s Sherman Oaks neighborhood, where shadows of the Rams and Chargers loom large.
The Yus reside primarily in the ritzy Silicon Valley town of Atherton, Calif., where they own a $21 million mansion and some of their nearest neighbors include major ballers like Steph Curry, Google founder Sergey Brin, WhatsApp’s Jan Koum, and Warriors owner Joe Lacob. Though it’s not nearly as impressive as their Atherton home, the Sherman Oaks estate is certainly large, with a 6,700-square-foot main house and a detached 2,400-square-foot guesthouse. Secured behind gates, the spread was built in 2017 and last sold that same year for $6.8 million to longtime music manager and former Roc Nation president Phil McIntyre, who scored a big profit when he flipped it to Yu in an off-market deal.
Long before he became notable in the American football world as the very first team president of color in the NFL’s 100-year history, Yu was one of the most well-respected tech executives in Silicon Valley. The Korean-born immigrant — he holds a B.S. from Stanford and a Harvard MBA — is probably best known for his time at Facebook, where he served as CFO from 2007 until 2009. Before that, he was CFO at YouTube, negotiating the company’s 2006 acquisition by Google. Yu also had high-profile stints at Yahoo, Sequoia Capital, and Khosla Ventures, though the 49-year-old seems to have adjusted to a semi-retired life — when he’s not managing the 49ers, of course.