Zhang Yiming is the main founder of Chinese tech giant ByteDance, best known for its insanely popular app TikTok, which has more than 1 billion users worldwide.
Zhang stepped down as chairman of ByteDance in November 2021 after resigning as CEO in May that year, reportedly under pressure from the Chinese government.
ByteDance's valuation has taken a hit lately amid speculation that TikTok may be banned in the U.S. market. It also has interests in everything from news and education to video gaming.
Zhang started ByteDance in 2012 in a four-bedroom Beijing apartment and launched news-aggregation app Toutiao months later.
He was a member of the 2013 Forbes China 30 Under 30 List.
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