Jun Lei of Xiaomi

Xiaomi Inc. is a privately owned Chinese electronics company headquartered in Beijing, China. The world’s 3rd largest smartphone distributor, Xiaomi designs, develops, and sells smartphones, mobile apps, and consumer electronics.
Xiaomi was founded in 2010 by serial entrepreneur Lei Jun, who believes that high-quality technology doesn’t need to cost a fortune. Xiaomi has brought together smart people from Google, Kingsoft, Microsoft, Motorola, Yahoo, and other Internet and tech companies from around the world to bring that vision to life. They create remarkable hardware, software, and Internet services for and with the help of Mi fans. The fans’ feedback were incoporated into their product range, which currently includes Mi 4, Mi 3, Mi Pad, Mi Box, Mi TV, Redmi 1S and Redmi Note, Mi Power Bank and other accessories. They sell direct to customers to keep their prices competitive. And with more than 18 million handsets sold in China in 2013 and products launched in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, India and Indonesia, they are ready to go global.
Mr. Lei was part of the founding team of Kingsoft in 1992 and became CEO in 1998. A year later, he founded the IT information service and download website Joyo.com. After Kingsoft successfully completed their IPO, Mr. Lei stepped down from his position and became Vice Chairman at Kingsoft. In the early 2000’s, he invested in many successful start-up companies like YY, UC and Vancl as an angel investor, and on April 6, 2010, he founded Xiaomi. In July 2011, he returned to Kingsoft as Chairman of the Board. Mr. Lei is currently the Chairman and CEO of Xiaomi.
Lei was born on 16 December 1969 in Xiantao, Hubei, China. In 1987, he graduated from Mianyang Middle School and began attending Wuhan University, where he holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering.
Source: http://www.mi.com/en/about/; http://www.mi.com/en/founder/; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lei_Jun

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