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Lei Jun

Founder and CEO, Xiaomi
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Net worth 2018: $12.57 Billion
Industry: Technology
Residence: Beijing, China
Country: China
BirthDay: 16 December 1969
Sigh: Capricorn
Children: 2
Education: Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Wuhan University
BIOGRAPHY

Lei Jun was bornon 16 December 1969 in Beijing, China, China, is Founder and CEO, Xiaomi. Lei Jun is #219 in List Billionaires People In The World. Lei Jun cofounded and chairs Xiaomi, a privately-held firm that is one of the largest Chinese smartphone makers. Xiaomi once led China's smartphone market, but lost market share amid fierce competition from rivals Oppo and Huawei. The departure of Hugo Barra as Xiaomi's point man for international sales in January 2017 was a setback to its overseas business. Lei has investments in Chinese social gaming company YY and Hong Kong-listed software firm Kingsoft.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2013

$1.75 Billion

2014

$4 Billion

2015

$13.4 Billion

2016

$9.8 Billion

2017

$6.8 Billion

2018

$12.57 Billion

TIMELINE
2017

In 2017, Lei Jun has an estimated net worth of US$6

2014

In 2014, he was named Businessman Of The Year by Forbes Asia

2013

In 2013, he was named one of the 11 most powerful business people in Asia by Fortune as well as most notable entrepreneur by BAZAAR Men’s Style

2012

In 2012, he was selected by China Central Television as one of the top 10 business leaders of the year

2010

On 6 April 2010, Lei Jun founded Xiaomi Inc, a technology company that manufactures smartphones, mobile apps, and other consumer electronics

2007

On 20 December 2007, he resigned as president and CEO of Kingsoft for "health reasons"

2003

In 2003, he was named an honorary professor at the Zhengzhou Institute of Engineering

1998

In 1998, he was named an honorary professor at Wuhan University, his alma mater, where there is also a scholarship in his name

1992

In 1992, Lei joined Kingsoft as an engineer, becoming the CEO of the company in 1998 and leading it towards an IPO

1987

In 1987, he graduated from MianYang Middle School and began attending Wuhan University, where he completed all credits within two years and graduated with a BA in computer science

1969

Lei was born on 16 December 1969 in Xiantao, Hubei, China

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