Fred Chang

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Fred Chang
Born 1956/1957 (age 60–61)[1]
Taiwan
Nationality American
Alma mater Chinese Cultural University
Known for founder, chairman, and CEO of Newegg
Net worth US$1.0 billion (April 2017)[1]

Fred Chang (Chinese: 張法俊, born 1956/57) is a Taiwanese-born American entrepreneur. He is the founder, chairman, and CEO of Newegg, an online computer hardware and software store. He debuted on the Forbes' 2014 global list of billionaires and holds the position of #1741 in its 2015 ranking.[2]

Early life[edit]

Chang has a degree from the Chinese Cultural University.[1]

Newegg[edit]

Before Newegg, Chang owned ABS Computers, a mail order company selling high end PCs and gaming systems based in Whittier, California. Building on this experience, he founded Newegg in 2001. It has grown into a multibillion-dollar company, becoming the second largest online-only retailer in the United States.[3]

In August 2008, it was announced that Chang would step down as the CEO and chairman of Newegg while still being a member of Board of Directors and Executive Committee. He also retained his position as the President of Newegg's China operations. He was succeeded by Tally Liu. In 2010, upon the departure of Liu, Chang took up his old role as CEO of the company.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Fred Chang". Forbes.com. January 1, 1970. Retrieved April 30, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Billionaire Immigrants Who Struck It Rich in the U.S.". Forbes. March 19, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Branching out from techie heaven". Los Angeles Times. December 29, 2007. 
  4. ^ Wauters, Robin (August 16, 2010). "Its IPO Still Nowhere In Sight, Newegg CEO Tally Liu Is Out". TechCrunch. Retrieved August 23, 2015.