Lei Jun

About Lei Jun

Who is it?: Founder and CEO, Xiaomi
Birth Day: December 16, 1969
Birth Place: Beijing, China, China
Native name: 雷军
Residence: Beijing, China
Alma mater: Wuhan University
Occupation: Founder, Chairman and CEO of Xiaomi Inc Chairman of Kingsoft Chairman of UCWeb Inc. Chairman of YY.com
Known for: Founding Xiaomi Inc
Spouse(s): Zhāng Tóng (张彤)
Children: 2
Website: Lei Jun's Blog

Lei Jun

Lei Jun was born on December 16, 1969 in Beijing, China, China, is Founder and CEO, Xiaomi. Lei Jun cofounded and chairs Xiaomi, a privately-held firm that is one of the largest Chinese smartphone makers. Xiaomi once led China's smartphone market, but lost market share amid fierce competition from rivals Oppo and Huawei. The departure of Hugo Barra as Xiaomi's point man for international sales in January 2017 was a setback to its overseas business. Lei has investments in Chinese social gaming company YY and Hong Kong-listed software firm Kingsoft.
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Popular As Lei Jun
Occupation Technology
Age 53 years old
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Born December 16, 1969 (Beijing, China, China)
Birthday December 16
Town/City Beijing, China, China
Nationality China

🌙 Zodiac

Lei Jun’s zodiac sign is Capricorn. According to astrologers, Capricorn is a sign that represents time and responsibility, and its representatives are traditional and often very serious by nature. These individuals possess an inner state of independence that enables significant progress both in their personal and professional lives. They are masters of self-control and have the ability to lead the way, make solid and realistic plans, and manage many people who work for them at any time. They will learn from their mistakes and get to the top based solely on their experience and expertise.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Lei Jun was born in the Year of the Rooster. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Rooster are practical, resourceful, observant, analytical, straightforward, trusting, honest, perfectionists, neat and conservative. Compatible with Ox or Snake.

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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 completed all credits within two years and graduated with a BA in computer science. He also started his first company during his last year in college.


In 1998, he was named an honorary professor at Wuhan University, his alma mater, where there is also a scholarship in his name.


In 2000, Lei founded Joyo.com, an online bookstore, which he sold for USD$75 million to Amazon.com in 2004.


In 2003, he was named an honorary professor at the Zhengzhou Institute of Engineering.


In 1992, Lei joined Kingsoft as an Engineer, becoming the CEO of the company in 1998 and leading it towards an IPO. On 20 December 2007, he resigned as President and CEO of Kingsoft for "health reasons".


On 6 April 2010, Lei Jun founded Xiaomi Inc, a Technology company that manufactures smartphones, mobile apps, and other consumer electronics. His cofounders include Lin Bin, vice President of the Google China Institute of Engineering; Dr Zhou Guangping, senior Director of the Motorola Beijing R&D center; Liu De, department head of industrial design at the University of Science and Technology Beijing; Li Wanqiang, general manager of Kingsoft Dictionary; Wong Kong-Kat, principal development manager; and Hong Feng, senior product manager for Google China.


In 2012, he was selected by China Central Television as one of the top 10 Business Leaders of the year.


In 2013, he was named one of the 11 most powerful Business people in Asia by Fortune as well as most notable Entrepreneur by BAZAAR Men’s Style.


In 2014, he was named Businessman Of The Year by Forbes Asia.


In 2017, Lei Jun has an estimated net worth of US$6.8 billion.

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