Frank Wang

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Frank Wang
Native name
汪滔
PronunciationWāng Tāo
Born1980 (age 38–39)
ResidenceHangzhou
NationalityChinese
Alma materEast China Normal University
HKUST
OccupationFounder and CEO of DJI
Net worthIncrease US$5.4 billion (May 2019)[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. ^ Wang's profile on Forbes website
  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.