Bio Shortname : Pony Ma
Profession: Engineer, Businessperson
Personal LifeDate of Birth : 29 October 1971
Age (as in 2019) : 47 Years
Birthplace : Chaoyang, Shantou, China
Zodiac sign : Scorpio
School : Shenzhen Middle School
University: Shenzhen University
Educational Qualification: Degree in Computer Science
Net Worth : $38.2 Billion
Father: Ma Chenshu
Mother: Huang Huiqing
Marital Status : Married
Spouse : Wang Dan-ting
Daughter: Ma Manlin
Ma Huateng WikiMa Huateng who is famously also known as ‘Pony Ma’ is a Chinese business magnate, investor and philanthropist. He is the co-founder of ‘Tencent Inc.’, which is one of the biggest internet Company in China. As per statistics, he is the richest man of China and 14th richest man in the world and has a net worth of $ 51 million.
Early lifeMa Huateng was born on October 29, 1971 in Badagang, Dongfang County, Guangdong. Ma Huateng was enrolled in Shenzhen University in 1989 and did Bachelors of Science degree in computer science in 1993. After completing his studies, Ma Huateng worked at various companies like China Motion Telecom Development Ltd. and Shenzhen Runxun Communications Co. Ltd.
CareerMa Huateng has founded ‘Tencent Inc.’ in 1998 along with his 4 friends. During startup years, Ma faced many difficulties to make the company successful venture. He took up various roles ranging from janitor to website designer, in order to keep the company afloat. Tencent offered e-mail and internet paging services initially. In year 1999, Tencent launched its internet messaging service called QQ , to grab major market share. Tencent has also offered many services like cellular phones. In 2004, Tencent became the largest instant messaging service in China, in same year Tencent also added gaming feature to its services. This lead to increase 1 million subscribers online in China and also in June 2004 the firm raised nearly $200 million when it went public on the Hong Kongstock exchange. The Company under Ma’s leadership and guidance kept on improving and made its base in international market.
It also entered into a partnership with Google, but it was not successful. Tencent’s mobile messaging application, WeChat, had more than 200 million active users in 2012.
Personal LifeMa Huateng has nicknamed himself as Pony Ma, his nickname comes from his family name, which means ‘Horse’. Talking about his family and love life, he is married to ‘Wang Dan-Ting’ and the couple together has a son named ‘Ma Manlin’ and the family happily resides together in Shenzhen, Guangdong region of China.
Ma Huateng has done various charities and has made various generous donations for the betterment of society.
Net worthAs per information available on web, Ma Huateng’s net worth is estimate US 3900 crore as on January 2019. At just 47 years of age, he is the richest man of China.