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Pony Ma (Tencent CEO) Biography: Childhood, Achievements, Education, Relationship, Family & More

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Written by Altaf Shaikh
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Pony Ma

Founder & CEO of Tencent

Ma Huateng, popularly known as “Pony Ma”, is one of the richest people on the planet. He is behind Shenzhen, China-based internet and entertainment giant Tencent, best known for WeChat messaging app and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG).

Basic Details

Name Ma Huateng
Popular Name Pony Ma
Known for
  • Investor, philanthropist, and entrepreneur
  • Founder and the CEO of one of Asia’s most valuable company, ‘Tencent’
  • World’s richest person

Personal Details

Birthday 29th October 1971
Born In Chaoyang, Shantou (China)
Current age 51 Years
Gender Male
Nationality Chinese
Eye-color Blackish brown

Education

School Shenzhen Middle School
College Shenzhen University
Degree BS in Computer Science

Relationship & Family

Wife Wang Dan-Ting
Child 1 Daughter (Ma Manlin)
Parents Father & Mother
Father’s name Ma Chenshu
Mother’s name Ma Manlin

 

Career

Pony Ma established the framework of ‘Tencent’ in 1998, collaborating with four of his friends from school. In 1998, Tencent dispatched its web messaging administration called QQ (initially named OICQ). To catch a more noteworthy space of the overall industry, Tencent started to offer assistance as a free download. The outcome was that more than 5 million clients joined the foundation within 1 year.

‘Tencent’ likewise turns out to be one of the greatest web and innovation organizations on the planet and the greatest gaming and diversion combination, as well. Ma Huateng formerly known as Pony Ma graduated with a BS in software engineering from ‘Shenzhen University’ and worked at a couple of broadcast communications organizations.

Tencent developed and extended its activities in various industries, like gaming, online entertainment, web-based business, media and amusement, and advanced commercials. Alon with that, Pony Ma has been named one of “Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World” threefold. Presently, he is one of the highest richest man in China and the fourteenth most extravagant man on the planet.

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Awards & Achievements

  • He got an award for the Most Innovative CEO of the Year 2015.
  • In 2018, ‘CEOWORLD Magazine’ awarded him by placing him in the first position on the list of ‘Most Powerful People in the World’.
  • With total assets of about $51.2 billion, as of March 2018, Ma is the richest person in China and the fourteenth richest person on the planet.
  • In November 2017, he was also highlighted on Forbes’s list of the Top 10 richest men in the world.

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