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Full Name Zhang Yiming
Profession Entrepreneur
Date of Birth April 1 , 1983
Current Age 40 years
Birth Country China
Nationality Chinese
Birth Sign Aries
Dead or Alive Alive ( 40 years old)

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Zhang Yiming is one of the famous Entrepreneur, who was born on the memorable day of April 1 in the year 1983. Zhang Yiming is a proud citizen of China.

Chinese businessman who developed thevideo-sharing platform TikTok and the news aggregator Toutiao with his company ByteDance. He became the 9th wealthiest person in China with a net worth of $13 billion as of 2019. In May of 2021, he stepped down as CEO of ByteDance.

Over the years, not only have skills been honed, but a significant impact has also been made in the professional field. Whether it's through work, public appearances, or contributions to the community, Zhang Yiming continues to be an inspiration for many.

Personal Information

Details about Zhang Yiming
Popular As: Zhang Yiming
First Name: Zhang
Last Name: Yiming
Gender: Male
Birthday: April 1
Birth Year: 1983
Age: 40-years

Career

He earned a degree in software engineering fromNankai University in 2005.

He was ranked on Forbes’ 2013 China 30 Under 30 list and Fortune’s 2018 40 Under 40 list. He was named under Time Magazine’s100 Most Influential People of 2019.

Family

He met his future wife while studying in college. He and the rest of TikTok were criticized by Donald Trumpin 2020.

Zhang Yiming Timeline

2001
In 2001, he enrolled at Nankai University in Tianjin, where he majored in microelectronics before changing to software engineering, and graduated in 2005.
2006
In February 2006, Zhang became the fifth employee and the first engineer at the travel website Kuxun, and he was promoted to technical director a year later.
2008
In 2008, Zhang left Kuxun to work for Microsoft, but felt stifled by its corporate rules.
2009
In 2009, when Expedia was about to acquire Kuxun, Zhang took over Kuxun's real estate search business and started 99fang.com, his first company.
2012
He founded ByteDance in 2012 and developed the news aggregator Toutiao and the video sharing platform TikTok (Douyin/抖音), formerly known as Musical.ly.
2013
Forbes named Zhang in its 2013 China 30 Under 30 list.