Ma Huateng and his classmate Zhang Zhidong are the founders of Tencent (a leading Chinese investment corporation). Huateng, who is also the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the company, is known for maintaining a low profile. He is a business tycoon, a philanthropist, investor, and an internet and technology entrepreneur. Tencent CEO Ma arguably dominates the social and gaming sector across the globe with his product innovations and investments. His first product was a chatting tool OICQ, which was later renamed as QQ. Another app by his company is WeChat (a social messaging platform). It is said to be used by around 1 billion users. (Scroll down the wiki to access the Tencent CEO’s age, net worth, email address, and other details)
In 2017, Ma made some big investments in an electric car startup NIO, e-commerce site Flipkart, ride-hailing startup OLA, etc.
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Salary & Net Worth – Investors, Funding, & Valuation
Tencent CEO Ma’s net worth is estimated to be around 46.3 billion USD. His salary details will be updated soon.
One of the leading investors in the company is Naspers, who reportedly acquired 46.5% stake in it after giving 32 million USD funding in 2001.
As an aside, the same investor let go of its 2% stake in the company for nearly 10.6 billion USD in early 2018.
In 2017, Tencent valuation reached 500 billion USD beating Facebook’s market value.
Career & Education – Company, University, & College
Before starting Tencent in 1998, Ma pursued a professional career path. He joined Shenzhen Runxun Communications Co. Ltd as part of the R&D team for Internet calling services. Prior to that, he was working with a telecommunication-based products and services company China Motion Telecom Development as Software Developer. That time his monthly salary was around 176 USD, as per reports.
Huateng holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Shenzhen University.
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To contact the CEO over write to [email protected].
Wiki Trivia on Ma Huateng – Age, Wife, Family, & Other Details
Nicknamed Pony Ma, Tencent founder Ma (age 49) hails from Chaoyang District, Shantou, Guangdong Province in China. He was born on 29 October 1971. His father’s name is Ma Chenshu. Ma’s wife is Wang Danting. The couple met each other through Tencent owned chatting platform QQ Messenger.
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