Lei, a native of Xiantao in China's Hubei province, was born in December 1969. He graduated with a Bachelor's degree in computer science from Wuhan University in 1991. He appears to have begun his career as an engineer at Kingsoft, a Chinese software company, in 1992. In 1998, Lei was named CEO of Kingsoft. He stepped down as CEO, Chief Technology Officer and President of the company in December 2007; re-designated from an Executive Director to a Non-Executive Director in August 2008, and was appointed as ...Contact us to see more Biography
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- Wuhan University
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- Bachelor's degree
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In July 2015, Lei and Xueling Li, the CEO of YY Incorporated offered to take the company private in a deal which valued the company at $3.7 billion.Contact us to see more Interesting Facts
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Kind of Interests, Passion and Hobbies: Technology - Computers
Description: Graduated with a Bachelor's degree in computer science from Wuhan University.
Kind of Interests, Passion and Hobbies: Philanthropy
Description: Donated more than $1 million to the Wuhan University, in support of educational causes.
Kind of Interests, Passion and Hobbies: Business - Entrepreneurship
Description: Has founded or invested in various technology companies.
Giving Profile: Lei gives primarily towards educational and health-related causes. In 2012, he donated approximately $1.6 million to his alma mater, Wuhan University, to set up the Lei Jun Scholarship Fund. The scholarship would contribute about $3,200 to each of 50 students annually from 2013 to 2022. In 2014, Lei donated about $1,600 to the ALS Association to support people with Lou Gehrig's Disease. He does not appear to have a family foundation.Contact us to see more Philanthropy
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