|Wuhan University, BS||1991|
Lei Jun is an angel investor in the Chinese economy, who has been likened to Ron Conway of Silicon Valley. Lei founded Joyo.com in 2000, which was later acquired by Amazon in 2004. He has also held positions at Kingsoft, leading the company to its IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. He currently is the board chairman of UCWeb, the leading Chinese mobile browser.
Lei Jun was part of the founding team of Kingsoft in 1992. He later became CEO of Kingsoft in 1998. He founded Joyo.com in 1999. After Kingsoft completed its IPO, Lei Jun relinquished from his position and remained as Vice Chairman of Kingsoft. In the next few years, Lei Jun invested many startup companies like Vancl, YY and UC as angel investor. On April 6, 2010, Lei Jun chose to start his entrepreneurship again and founded Xiaomi.
Lei Jun won many honors. He was awarded “the Top 10 IT Figures” in 1999, 2000 and 2002. In 2005, He was chosen as the “Top 10 Figures of Gaming”. In 2012, he was selected by China Central Television (CCTV) and its viewers as one of the “Top 10 Business Leaders of the Year”. He was also named one of the “11 Most Powerful Business people in Asia” by Fortune in March, 2013. In November, 2013, he was awarded the Most Notable Entrepreneur by BAZAAR Men’s Style.