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Cher Wang & Wenchi Chen

Cher Wang & Wenchi Chen’s profile picture
Net worth 2018: $2.4 Billion
Industry: Technology
Country: Taiwan
BirthDay: 14 September 1958
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Children: 2
BIOGRAPHY

Cher Wang & Wenchi Chen was bornon 14 September 1958 in Taiwan. Husband and wife's fortune hasn't recovered from a peak of $8.8 billion in 2011, when together they ranked No. 1 among nation's richest. Shares in mobile phone flagship HTC seem to have bottomed out in first half of 2016 after company pushed into the booming virtual-reality goggle business. Wang also holds shares in Formosa Plastics, the company cofounded by her deceased father, Y.C. Wang, and in media businesses (see box, p. 74).

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2010

$2 Billion

2011

$6.8 Billion

2012

$4 Billion

2013

$2.4 Billion

2018

$2.4 Billion

TIMELINE
2015

In March 2015, Cher Wang took over the CEO role from Peter Chou and returned to the day-to-day operations of HTC

2014

2014, Cher Wang refused to accept the Final Award of the "HKIAC / A11022 arbitration" and appealed to the Hong Kong High Court (Case No

2012

In August 2012 Wang donated 6,000 HTC Flyer tablet PCs to 60 high schools in Taipei

2011

In May 2011, Forbes ranked her with husband Wen Chi Chen as the wealthiest person in Taiwan, with a net worth of US$8

2008

Wang's father was Wang Yung-ching, founder of the plastics and petrochemicals conglomerate Formosa Plastics Group and one of the wealthiest individuals in Taiwan before his death in 2008

2007

As co-founder and chairperson (since 2007) of HTC Corporation (which manufactured one out of every six smartphones sold in the United States) and integrated chipset maker VIA Technologies

1992

She has begun to insert herself in Taiwan politics, however, by supporting Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou in his bid for re-election and by voicing her support for the 1992 Consensus

1987

Wang and others founded VIA in 1987 and HTC in 1997

1982

She joined First International Computer (FIC) in 1982

1981

Wang studied abroad at The College Preparatory School in Oakland, California, and went on to receive her bachelor's degree in economics from the University of California, Berkeley in 1981

1958

Cher Wang (traditional Chinese: 王雪紅; simplified Chinese: 王雪红; pinyin: Wáng Xuěhóng; (1958-09-15)15 September 1958) is a Taiwanese entrepreneur and philanthropist born in Taipei, Taiwan

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