Frank Wang

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Frank Wang
Native name
汪滔 / Wāng Tāo
Born1980 (age 37–38)
ResidenceHangzhou
NationalityChinese
OccupationFounder and CEO of DJI
Net worthIncrease US$3.2 billion (March 2018)[1]

Wang Tao (Chinese: 汪滔; pinyin: Wāng Tāo; born 1980), also known as Frank Wang, is a Chinese billionaire entrepreneur who is the founder (2006) and CEO of DJI, the world's largest consumer drone company, headquartered in Shenzhen, Guangdong. DJI manufactures unmanned and autonomous aerial vehicles, flight controllers, Zenmuse aerial gimbals, Ronin ground gimbals, cameras and FPV Goggles.

Wang was born in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province. He studied at East China Normal University in Shanghai and Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST). In 2005, HKUST granted him HK$18,000 (US$2,300) to conduct research and develop a drone, and Wang founded DJI in 2006 from his dorm room.[2]

DJI is now the world's largest consumer drone company,[3] and Wang became Asia's youngest tech billionaire in 2017.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Kroll, Luisa; Dolan, Kerry (2016-03-01). "The Richest People On The Planet 2016".
  2. ^ a b "Drone maker Frank Wang becomes Asia's youngest tech billionaire". techwireasia.com.
  3. ^ "Up: A Chinese firm has taken the lead in a promising market". The Economist. 11 April 2015. Retrieved 19 April 2015.