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Martin Lau

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Net worth 2018: $2.4 Billion
Industry: Technology
Residence: China
Country: Hong Kong
Education: Bachelor of Science in Engineering, University of Michigan; Master of Science in Engineering, Stanford University; Master of Business Administration, Kellogg School of Management
BIOGRAPHY

Martin Lau was born in China, Hong Kong. Martin Lau is #1041 in List Billionaires People In The World. The president of Tencent since 2006, Martin Lau, or Lau Chi Ping, is called the Salary Emperor for building a fortune as an executive, not a founder, of the internet company. He became a billionaire for the first time in 2017 after Tencent shares jumped by a third over the previous year. Beijing-born, he grew up in Hong Kong and was educated in the U.S. He left Goldman Sachs to join Tencent in 2005 as chief strategy and investment officer. He's expanded the Tencent empire with an agreement in June 2016 to acquire up to 84% of Finnish mobile-game-maker Supercell in a transaction valuing it at $10.2 billion. He sits on the board of several overseas-listed mainland companies, such as e-commerce giant JD.com.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2017

$1.1 Billion

2018

$2.4 Billion

TIMELINE
2012

He resigned on 14 June 2012 after steering the club clear of relegation

2011

In September 2011 Martin Laursen took the job as head coach of BK Søllerød-Vedbæk in the Danish 2nd Divisions in order to start a managing career

2009

In January 2009, Laursen announced his retirement from international football, as he found it physically straining to play for both club and country

2008

He played his last international game on 11 October 2008 against Malta

2007

In June 2007, Laursen returned to Denmark's starting line-up in a 2–0 win against Latvia

2006

After his absence from the Danish national team for more than one and a half years, he was called up in November 2006, but had to withdraw from the team before the game due to yet another knee injury

2005

After the March 2005 game against Kazakhstan, Laursen's national team career went on a hiatus, due to a knee injury

2004

He put in a few encouraging performances on and off, during the 2004–05 season, but the knee injury that plagued him earlier in his career returned and kept Laursen at playing only one Premier League game for Aston Villa during the 2005–06 season

2003

Laursen scored his first goal for his country in September 2003, in the UEFA Euro 2004 qualification, an all-important goal in injury time of the penultimate qualification match

2002

Laursen's breakthrough with the national team came at the 2002 FIFA World Cup, when he played full-time in all four Denmark games before elimination

2001

He started out strong for his new club, scoring two goals in the first four rounds of the 2001–02 Serie A season, and played 22 league games in his first season with Milan

2000

He was a part of the Denmark squad at the UEFA Euro 2000, though he did not play a single game at the tournament due to injury

1998

After three seasons at Silkeborg, Laursen moved to Italy in August 1998, to play for Hellas Verona in the second-tier Serie B league

1997

He was called up for the Danish under-21 national team in February 1997, and went on to play 14 games for the under-21s until June 1999

1996

While playing for Silkeborg, Laursen played one game for the Danish under-19 national team in December 1996

1995

Laursen made his Silkeborg debut in October 1995, under Silkeborg manager Preben Elkjær

1977

Martin Laursen (born 26 July 1977) is a Danish former footballer who played in the centre-back position

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