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Eric Yuan

CEO Zoom

Eric Yuan is the founder of Zoom, a video communications tool that went public in April 2019; Zoom usage surged during the coronavirus pandemic. He was previously a manager of WebEx at Cisco, which acquired the video conferencing company in 2007. Born in China, Yuan move to Silicon Valley in 1997 after eight failed attempts to obtain a visa.
At the IPO, Yuan owned 22% of Zoom, which was valued at just over $9 billion before trading began. An avid basketball fan, Yuan attends his children’s games and counted Golden State Warriors player Andre Iguodala as an investor. He earned a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics with a minor in computer application from Shandong University of Science and Technology, and a master’s degree in geology engineering from China University of Mining and Technology in Beijing, Yuan completed a Stanford University executive program.

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