Famous Chinese CEOs

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Jack Ma
(Co-founder and Former Executive Chairman of 'Alibaba Group')
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Birthdate: September 10, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hangzhou, China
Jack Ma’s journey from being a tourist guide to establishing the Chinese e-commerce conglomerate Alibaba is inspirational. Initially rejected by various companies, he is the second-wealthiest person in China as of 2020. After quitting his post of executive chairman of Alibaba in 2019, he focused on philanthropy and environmental causes. 
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Ma Huateng
(CEO of Tencent)
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Birthdate: October 29, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chaoyang, Shantou

Chinese business magnate Ma Huateng, or Pony Ma, is best known as the founder, chairman, and CEO of the technology giant Tencent. His company owns the messaging app WeChat. One of CEOWORLD’s Most Powerful People in the World, he was a delegate of the 12th National People's Congress.

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Ren Zhengfei
(CEO of Huawei)
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Birthdate: October 25, 1944
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Zhenning Buyei and Miao Autonomous County, Anshun, China

Ren Zhengfei is a Chinese engineer and entrepreneur. He is credited with founding Huawei, the second-largest manufacturer of smartphones and the largest manufacturer of telecommunications equipment in the world. He also serves as the CEO of Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. In 2005, Ren Zhengfei was named in Time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world list.

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Zhang Xin
(chief executive officer, entrepreneur)
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Birthdate: August 24, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Beijing
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Daniel Zhang
(Chief executive officer)
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Birthdate: January 11, 1972
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Shanghai, China
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Ken Xie
(Businessperson)
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Birthdate: January 26, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Beijing, China

Ken Xie was born to academic parents who wanted him to be a professor. The Stanford alumnus studied engineering and ventured into entrepreneurship instead, co-founding the cybersecurity firms Fortinet and Netscreen. The billionaire businessman was named to Forbes 400 in 2020. He is the father of fashion influencer Jaime Xie.

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Lucy Peng
(Businessperson)
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Birthdate: 1971 AD
Birthplace: Wanzhou, Chongqing, China

One of the 21 self-made women billionaires in China, Peng Lei worked as a teacher before co-founding Alibaba Group with her husband Sun Tongyu and Jack Ma. Later, she founded Alibaba’s affiliate, Ant Financial Services Group, operating one of the largest mobile and online payments platforms Alipay, quickly expanding her business worldwide and increasing the company valuation to $60 billion.

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Jimmy Lai
(Businessperson)
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Birthdate: December 8, 1948
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Guangzhou, China

A long time champion of Hong Kong’s prodemocracy movement, Jimmy Lai is also an established entrepreneur, founder of clothing retailer Giordano, media company Next Digital and popular newspaper Apple Daily. A prominent critic of Chinese Communist Party, he became the first high-profile figure to be charged under the new national security law and eventually sentenced to additional fourteen months' imprisonment.

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Nina Wang
(Businesswoman)
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Birthdate: September 29, 1937
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Shanghai, China
Died: April 3, 2007