Famous Taiwanese Business People

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 1 Jay Chou

Jay Chou
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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: January 18, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Linkou, Taipei County, Taiwan

 2 Steve Chen

Steve Chen
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Famous As: Co-founder of YouTube
Birthdate: August 18, 1978
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Taipei City, Taipei, Taiwan
Internet entrepreneur Steve Chen is one of the co-founders of YouTube. He also co-founded AVOS Systems and developed the app MixBit. He later sold YouTube to Google and also joined the investment firm Google Ventures. He was named one of 2011’s "15 Asian Scientists To Watch" by Asian Scientist magazine.

 3 Jerry Yang

Jerry Yang
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Famous As: Co-founder of Yahoo! Inc.
Birthdate: November 6, 1968
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Taipei City, Taipei, Taiwan

Jerry Yang is a Taiwanese-American billionaire internet entrepreneur, computer programmer, and venture capitalist. Yang is credited with co-founding Yahoo! Inc. where he also served as the CEO from 2007 to 2009. Jerry Yang is also credited with founding a venture capital firm named AME Cloud Ventures.

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 4 Lisa Su

Lisa Su
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: November 7, 1969
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tainan, Taiwan

Born in Taiwan, Lisa Su, the CEO of AMD, moved to the US at age 3. Lisa eventually earned a PhD in electrical engineering from MIT. Named to the Forbes America’s Self-Made Women 2020 list, she is also the first woman recipient of the IEEE Robert Noyce Medal.

 5 Jensen Huang

Jensen Huang
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: February 17, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tainan, Taiwan

Jensen Huang is a Taiwanese-American electrical engineer and businessman. He is credited with co-founding an American multinational technology company named Nvidia Corporation where he currently serves as president and CEO. Jensen Huang is also known for his philanthropic efforts; he donated US$30 million to Stanford University and $2 million to Oneida Baptist Institute.

 6 Jolin Tsai

Jolin Tsai
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: September 15, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hsinchuang, Taipei, Taiwan

 7 Terry Gou

Terry Gou
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Famous As: Founder of Foxconn
Birthdate: October 8, 1950
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Banqiao District, Taiwan

Terry Gou is a Taiwanese billionaire businessman. He is the founder, chairman, and general manager of Foxconn, the world's largest contract manufacturer of electronics. Beginning his career by working odd jobs, he became an entrepreneur as a young man and opened his first factory in 1988. He is also the main owner of HMD Global, a Finnish mobile manufacturer. 

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 8 Cher Wang

Cher Wang
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: September 14, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan

 9 Kai-Fu Lee

Kai-Fu Lee
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Famous As: Computer Scientist
Birthdate: December 3, 1961
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Taipei

Kai-Fu Lee is a computer scientist, writer, and businessman. One of the Chinese internet sector's most important figures, Lee is credited with creating a website called Wǒxuéwǎng, which aims at helping young people achieve in their respective careers. Also popular on social media, Lee is one of China's most-followed micro-bloggers; he has more than 50 million followers on Sina Weibo.

 10 Jimmy Lin

Jimmy Lin
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 15, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan

 11 Morris Chang

Morris Chang
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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: July 10, 1931
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ningbo, Chekiang, China

Though Morris Chang initially aspired to be a writer, he was discouraged by his father from pursuing writing as a career option. The Stanford and MIT alumnus became an engineer instead. The IEEE Medal of Honor winner is known for establishing the world’s first silicon foundry, the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company

 12 Calvin Chen

Calvin Chen
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Famous As: Actor, Businessman
Birthdate: November 10, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan

 13 Will Pan

Will Pan
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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: August 6, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: West Virginia, United States

 14 William Wang

William Wang
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Famous As: Entrepreneur, and the founder and CEO of Vizio
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan

 15 Faye

Faye
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Famous As: Singer, Businesswoman
Birthdate: August 27, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan

 16 Eva Chen

Eva Chen
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Famous As: CEO
Birthdate: 1959 AD
Birthplace: Taichung, Taiwan

 17 Wang Yung-ching

Wang Yung-ching
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: January 18, 1917
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Xindian District, Taipei, Taiwan
Died: October 15, 2008

 18 Vivian Shun-wen Wu

Vivian Shun-wen Wu
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Famous As: Taiwanese businesswoman
Birthdate: December 5, 1913
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wujin, China
Died: August 9, 2008