Eric Yuan

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Eric Yuan
Eric S. Yuan

1969/1970 (age 49–50)[1]
ResidenceCalifornia, US
EducationShandong University of Science and Technology
Net worthUS$2.9 billion (April 2019).[2]
TitleFounder and CEO, Zoom Video Communications

Eric S. Yuan (born 1969/1970) is an American billionaire businessman, and the founder and CEO of Zoom Video Communications.

Early life[edit]

He is the son of mining engineers, and grew up in Shandong Province.[1][3] He earned bachelor's and master's degrees in applied mathematics and computer science from Shandong University of Science and Technology.[1] Yuan moved to the US in the mid-1990s, after trying nine times to obtain a visa.[3]


In 1997, Yuan joined WebEx, which was acquired by Cisco Systems in 2007 and he became vice president of engineering.[3]

As of April 2019, Yuan's shareholding in Zoom is worth US$2.9 billion.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Yuan married age 22, when he was still a master's student.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Konrad, Alex. "Zoom, Zoom, Zoom! The Exclusive Inside Story Of The New Billionaire Behind Tech's Hottest IPO". Forbes. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  2. ^ a b Levy, Ari (19 April 2019). "Zoom CEO Eric Yuan worth $3 billion after IPO". Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  3. ^ a b c Weiner, Yitzi (2 October 2017). "The Inspiring Backstory of Eric S. Yuan, Founder and CEO of Zoom". Retrieved 23 April 2019.