Robin Li

About Robin Li

Who is it?: Founder and CEO, Baidu
Birth Day: November 17, 1968
Birth Place: Beijing, China, China
Native name: 李彦宏
Residence: Beijing, China
Alma mater: Peking University State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo
Occupation: Entrepreneur
Title: CEO, Baidu
Board member of: Education & Technology Group Inc.
Spouse(s): Dongmin "Melissa" Ma
Children: 4
Simplified Chinese: 李彦宏
Traditional Chinese: 李彥宏
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Robin Li

Robin Li was born on November 17, 1968 in Beijing, China, China, is Founder and CEO, Baidu. Li is CEO of Baidu, China's top search engine and one of the world's most popular websites. Baidu is known in China as part of BAT -- Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent -- the trio of companies that rank as the country's three largest. Li in 2016 was criticized for trying to buy Baidu's iQiyi video channel at a bargain price from the publicly-traded company (the plan was dropped).
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Popular As Robin Li
Occupation Technology
Age 55 years old
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Born November 17, 1968 (Beijing, China, China)
Birthday November 17
Town/City Beijing, China, China
Nationality China

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Robin Li’s zodiac sign is Sagittarius. According to astrologers, Sagittarius is curious and energetic, it is one of the biggest travelers among all zodiac signs. Their open mind and philosophical view motivates them to wander around the world in search of the meaning of life. Sagittarius is extrovert, optimistic and enthusiastic, and likes changes. Sagittarius-born are able to transform their thoughts into concrete actions and they will do anything to achieve their goals.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Robin Li was born in the Year of the Monkey. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Monkey thrive on having fun. They’re energetic, upbeat, and good at listening but lack self-control. They like being active and stimulated and enjoy pleasing self before pleasing others. They’re heart-breakers, not good at long-term relationships, morals are weak. Compatible with Rat or Dragon.

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He enrolled at Peking University where he studied information management and earned a Bachelor of Science degree. In the fall of 1991, Li went to the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York in the US to study for a doctorate in computer science. He received his Master of Science in Computer Science degree in 1994 after deciding not to continue with the PhD.


In 1994, Li joined IDD Information Services, a New Jersey division of Dow Jones and Company, where he helped develop a software program for the online edition of The Wall Street Journal. He also worked on improving algorithms for search engines. He remained at IDD Information Services from May 1994 to June 1997. In 1996, while at IDD, Li developed the Rankdex site-scoring algorithm for search engine page ranking, which was awarded a U.S. patent. He later used this Technology for the Baidu search engine.


In 2001, he was named one of the "Chinese Top Ten Innovative Pioneers" In 2002 and 2003, he was consecutively named one of "IT Ten Famous Persons". In April 2004, he was named the second session of "Chinese Software Ten Outstanding Young Persons". On 23 August 2005, he was named the twelfth session of "ASEAN Youth Award". On 28 December 2005 he was named one of the "CCTV 2005 Chinese Economic Figures of The Year" On 10 December 2006 he was named 2006's "World's Best Business Leader" by the American Business Weekly.


Li studied information management at Peking University and computer science at the State University of New York at Buffalo. In 2000 he founded Baidu with Eric Xu. Li has been CEO of Baidu since January 2004. The company was listed on NASDAQ on August 5, 2005. Li was included as one of the 15 Asian Scientists To Watch by Asian Scientist Magazine on 15 May 2011.


On August 29, 2014, Robin Li was appointed by the United Nations Secretary General, Mr. Ban Ki-Moon, as co-chair of the Independent Expert Advisory Group on Data Revolution for Sustainable Development.

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