Terry Gou Biography
(Founder of Foxconn)
Birthday: October 8, 1950 (Libra)
Born In: Banqiao District, Taiwan
Terry Gou is a Taiwanese business giant who founded the company Foxconn. He is popularly known as the ‘Donald Trump of Taiwan’, due to his striking similarities with the current US President—both have immense wealth, influential business empires, are married more than once, and have young wives. Gou is the founder and chairman of Hon Hai (later known as Foxconn), a Taiwanese multinational electronics contract manufacturing company. Initially starting off as a manufacturer of plastic parts of television in 1974, Foxconn today has become the world's largest contract electronics manufacturer with high-profile companies such as Apple, IBM, Compaq, Ninetendo, Wii U, Nokia, Playstation 3 and XboxOne as its customers. Foxconn operates assembling factories in mainland China to make Apple’s signature products, including iPhone and iPad. What’s more, it is the largest employer in China, with more than 1.2 million people either working for it directly or indirectly as exporters of its products. Terry Gou’s life is inspirational owing to the fact that without having any godfather in the field of business, he showed to the world that hard work and dedication is what one needs to zoom up in life. With a net worth of $10.6 billion, Gou is the third richest person in Taiwan and the first in terms of popularity surpassing even the current Taiwanese president. His influential personality in the Taiwan Strait has made him unarguably the most powerful man in Taiwan's business community.