Forbes China Insights | 2021 Forbes China 60 Outstanding Chinese in North America


SHANGHAI–()–Forbes China Insights, the Chinese-language edition of Forbes Insights, launched a latest report on 60 outstanding Chinese in North America. The first-of-its-kind report aims to highlight innovation and entrepreneurial success among overseas Chinese entrepreneurs in North America and place their achievements in a global context.

The list covers three fields – business leaders, cultural leaders and potential elites – and highlights 60 honorees. 18 were women – or 30% of the total. A majority of members hail from Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, New York and Vancouver.

The average annual revenue of the companies led by members of the “business leaders” group is $3.87 billion. Notable Silicon Valley listees include Andrew Ng, the founder of Coursera, and Eric Yuan, CEO of Zoom. Among the “potential elites,” winners were all born after 1986 and an average of 31 years old. Some 16 of the 30 honorees graduated from world-leading institutions such as Harvard University, Stanford University, Yale University and University of Pennsylvania.

Young stars in the technology industry include Bolong Li, vice president of Amazon’s Audible, who is only 33 years old and one of the company’s highest-level Chinese executives. Bin Liu, 31, is one of Pinterest’s youngest Chinese executives. Seven members from the investment field made the list. Among them, Jie Chen(”CJ”) is the managing partner of Celtic House Asia Partners; Will Duan, the Co-founder of IOVC, Yipeng Zhao, the managing partner of Embark Ventures, L.P., and Tianmeng Xu, the founding partner of Taihill Venture, were selected. Each of those businesses managed funds that invest in well-known North American startups such as Grubmarket, Cerebral, Syntiant, Jiko, XtalPi and Lightelligence. Johnny Zhang, the founder of Primior Asset Management, is one of the “potential elites” of the real estate industry. Primior’s assets under management exceed $400 million with yearly return rate of over 15% since 2019.

In education consulting, Will Gao and Jeremy Ye, both are the partner of DreambigCareer, made the list. The company they co-founded, DreambigCareer, a career coaching brand for international students that was acquired by U.S.-listed Bright Scholar Education Holdings (NYSE: BEDU) for $42 million in 2018.

The list took into account wealth, business scale, awards and other factors. Decisions were reviewed by Forbes China.

For the full list of 60 Outstanding Chinese in North America follows, visit here.

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