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Full Name: Ma Huateng (Pony Ma)
Date of Birth: 1971 in China
Place of Residence: Shenzen
Net Worth: USD$ 24 billion
Source of Wealth: self-made, industry: internet services
Education: BA (Computer Science) from University of Shenzen
Career: Founder of Tencent
Political Position: Uncertain.
In His Own Words: N.A.
In 2013, Ma Huateng became deputy of the National People’s Congress.
Ma Huateng was part of the group of Chinese businessmen who accompanied Party leader Xi Jinping on his first formal state visit to the United States (The Epoch Times).
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Huateng seldom appears in the media and little is known about his private life.
In 2016, Huateng donated 100 million company shares to charity, this is around $2 billion in value. To read more, go to NextShark.
He was named the most generous Chinese philanthropist of 2016 based on the findings of the Hurun Global Chinese Big Philanthropy Report. Read more on South China Morning Post.