Although Tencent currently has a market capitalization of up to $ 500 billion, Pony Ma (Ma Huateng), the company’s CEO, is afraid to appear in front of the media.
As a boy, Tencent’s boss dreamed of becoming an astronomer, not an entrepreneur. But fate drove him to study computer science at Shenzhen University and join China’s internet industry, which was also taking off at that time.
Today, Ma’s net worth is about $ 47 billion – about twice that of Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk. He also runs one of the most influential tech giants in China. Tencent owns WeChat – China’s most popular social app – and has a dazzling gaming empire that includes League of Legends, Clash of Clans and CrossFire.
Here are some of the key milestones in Pony Ma’s life and how he developed Tencent.
Phuong Anh – Lien Huong / Tech In Asia
* Source: Partner