Tencent Founder - One of the Richest in the World

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Tencent Founder - One of the Richest in the World
« on: April 18, 2016, 11:49:58 AM »

Ma Huateng

Net worth: $17.1 billion

Age: 44

Country: China

Software Engineer, Ma Huateng founded China's largest internet portal, Tencent Holdings, in 1998. Ma's company has a number of successful and widely used platforms in its portfolio, including QQ, its instant-messaging service, which is one of the world's 10 largest websites;
A mobile-texting service (WeChat) with 600 million users.
A mobile-commerce product (WeChat Wallet), and an online-gaming community (Tencent Games), the largest in China.

Last year Ma made two big deals. In April, he bought a $400 million stake in Chinese classified-listings platform 58.com, of which Tencent already owned a 25% share. That same month he also bought a 15% stake in mobile-game maker Glu Mobile for $126 million.

Source: msn.com