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How did a locally-trained software engineer outsmart the numerous news portals and video apps by the likes of Tencent Holdings and Sina Corporation?

Published 2020-06-04 09:41:16
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The billionaire founder behind TikTok and its parent company ByteDance, is far less famous than the video-sharing tool that’s become the most downloaded app in the world.

TikTok may have achieved worldwide success, but not many people outside of China are aware of the man behind the app.

How did a locally-trained software engineer outsmart the numerous news portals and video apps by the likes of Tencent Holdings and Sina Corporation?

Despite being the 10th richest man in China with a net worth of US$16.2 billion (S$22.6 billion), Zhang Yiming is extremely private and little is known about his personal life.

We took a closer look at the tech entrepreneur’s business ventures. It has not been an overnight success for sure — there were a lot of trial and error, losses and wins for him to get to where he is today.

 
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