Lin Bin

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Lin Bin
Born1968 (age 54–55)
Alma materSun Yat-sen University
Drexel University

Lin Bin (born 1968) is a Chinese entrepreneur, co-founder and vice president of Xiaomi.[1]

Lin Bin graduated from the radio electronics department of the Sun Yat-sen University. Later he received a master of science in computer science from Drexel University. After graduation, Lin Bin started at Microsoft, where he worked on Internet Explorer. From 2006 to 2010, Lin Bin worked as an engineering director at Google. In 2010, together with Lei Jun, they founded Xiaomi.[1][2] In 2019, he became the vice president of the company.[3]

Lin Bin made the 2022 Forbes Billionaires List with an estimated wealth of $5.1 billion and occupied the 536th position.[1]

Sponsoring Russian invasion of Ukraine[edit]

During the Russian-Ukrainian war the suspension of operations of Xiaomi Corporation in Russia was reported, but in July 2022, Xiaomi and its sub-brand POCO together held 42% of the Russian smartphone market, ranking first in terms of sales.[4] Xiaomi Corporation, the leader in the sale of smartphones in the Russian Federation and Lin Bin among 13 Xiaomi Corporation officials (responsible key management) were listed by the National Agency on Corruption Prevention (NACP) on the list of "international sponsors of war".[5]


  1. ^ a b c "Lin Bin". Forbes. Retrieved 2022-04-21.
  2. ^ Russell Flannery (2015-03-04). "2015 Forbes Billionaires China Shout-Out: Xiaomi's Bin Lin". Forbes. Retrieved 2022-04-21.
  3. ^ Anmol Sachdeva (2019-12-02). "Xiaomi Co-founder Lei Jun Steps Down as China President Amid Leadership Reshuffle". Beebom. Retrieved 2022-04-21.
  4. ^ ""Ukraine declares Xiaomi Corporation international sponsor of war"". NV. April 14, 2023. Retrieved June 3, 2023.
  5. ^ ""Xiaomi Corporation — International sponsor of war"". National Agency on Corruption Prevention — War and sanctions. Retrieved June 3, 2023.