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Barry Lam

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Net worth 2018: $3.93 Billion
Industry: Technology
Residence: Taipei, Taiwan
Country: Taiwan
BirthDay: 1949
Children: 2
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, National Taiwan University
BIOGRAPHY

Barry Lam was bornon 1949 in Taipei, Taiwan, Taiwan. Barry Lam is #576 in List Billionaires People In The World. Barry Lam is chairman of Quanta Computer, one of world's largest manufacturers of notebook computers and other electronics. Quanta is also one of the top makers of Apple's smartwatches. Shanghai native, he moved to Hong Kong after China's revolution in 1949; he later studied and made his home in Taiwan.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2009

$1.6 Billion

2010

$2.9 Billion

2011

$3 Billion

2012

$3.7 Billion

2013

$3.7 Billion

2014

$4.1 Billion

2015

$3.5 Billion

2016

$3.5 Billion

2017

$3.8 Billion

2018

$3.93 Billion

TIMELINE
2012

In 2012, he is cited as the 296th richest person in the world and 5th richest in Taiwan with a net worth of US$4

2011

In 2011, Forbes named him as the 376th richest person in the world and 6th richest in Taiwan with a net worth of US$3 billion

2008

In May 2008, celebrating its 20th anniversary, Quanta was named as Taiwan's second largest private manufacturing enterprise

2007

Quanta took orders for one million laptops as of 2007-02-15

2006

In 2006, Fortune Magazine recognised Quanta as one of the Fortune Global 500 Companies, and in 2007, Forbes placed Quanta 15th in its ranking of the world's most admired computer companies, the highest ranking of a Taiwanese company

2005

In 2005, Barry Lam and Quanta joined forces with MIT on Project T-Party, a five-year initiative that will create the next generation of platforms for computing and communication

2004

It opened in July 2004, and is known as the Barry Lam Hall

2002

In November 2002, Barry Lam announced that he would fund a new College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at his alma mater National Taiwan University

2001

In 2001, a tough year for most computer companies, Lam led Quanta to world dominance as it became the largest notebook manufacturer worldwide and increased production by 50%

1990

Lam's visionary view of the PC notebook world can be seen as the driving force behind the success and prolific growth of the notebook in the late 1990s

1980

In the late 1980s, he became convinced that notebook computers would be the next big product

1973

In 1973, he and some former classmates founded Kinpo Electronics (zh), a manufacturer of handheld calculators

1949

Barry Lam (Chinese: 林百里; pinyin: Lín Bǎilǐ; Cantonese Yale: Lam4 Baak3 Lei5; born 1949 in Shanghai) is the founder and Chairman of Quanta Computer, the leading laptop producer worldwide

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