Eric Yuan is the CEO and founder of Zoom Video Communications. He is a Chinese American billionaire born on 20 February 1970 in Tai’an, Shandong, China. He is the son of geology engineers. Yuan was named Time Businessperson of the Year 2020 and was listed in the Time 100 Most Influential People of 2020. Besides this, he has been listed on the #43 Forbes 400 2020 and was listed on #293 on Billionaires 2020.
|Net Worth||15 Billion USD|
|Date of Birth||20 February 1970|
|Height||5 feet and 7 inches|
The Career of Eric Yuan
Eric was born and raised in Tai’an, Shandong, China and he went to the United States and joined WebEx. Which was acquired by Cisco System in 2007 where he worked as a vice president of engineering.
Eric presented the idea to start a video conferencing system which was rejected by Cisco Systems. Thereafter he left Cisco and establishes his own Zoom Video Communications company.
In the year 2019, Zoom became a public company, when it sells its shares by initial public offering at the time he became a billionaire. The time of Covid 19 became a boon for him as the world shifted to the virtual world. His video conferencing system was used by many companies and individuals. Thereafter it was reported that the estimated net worth of yuan was about the US $16.4 billion he owns 22% of the company.
Eric Yuan Age, Height, Weight, Wikipedia, Social Presence
Eric is 51 years old as he was born on 20 February 1970. Concerning his physical stats and appearance, eric stands at a decent height of 5 feet and 7 inches with a weight of 74kg. As his brand got famous he came into the limelight and is very popular among millions of people. So that he has been featured on Wikipedia. Talking about his social media presence, he has more than 86.6k followers on Twitter under the username @ericsyuan. Also he has more than 50k followers on Linkedln.
Awards, Recognition, and Work Experiences
Eric was referred to as the Time Businessperson of the Year and was also included in the Time 100 most influential person of 2020. Yuan worked as a VP of Engineering in Webx till April of 2007 and then worked in Cisco as a VP of Engineering till 2011 and left and the job and started his own company Zoom Video Communications, Inc. in 20011 and is the founder and CEO of the company. He is also an Official Member of the Forbes Technology Council.
Eric Yuan Personal Life
Eric was born on 20 February 1970 in the city of China where he earned a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics with a minor in computer application from Shandong University of Science and Technology and also he has earned a master’s degree in geology engineering from China University of Mining and Technology. Yuan got married at the age of 22 to his girlfriend Sherry which he was doing a master’s at China University of Mining and Technology in Beijing. Also, they are parents of 4 children, however, they have not disclosed the names of their children. Besides this, he also attended Stanford University Graduate School of Business.