Robin Li The Founder of Baidu, Be Richest Man in China

Robin Li The Founder of Baidu, Be Richest Man in China

Baidu, Inc. ((Chinese),  Baidu commonly known as the company's web services based on Baidu campus located in Haidian District, Beijing, PRC. Baidu offers a range of facilities, including the search engine for websites, audio files and images in Mandarin characters. Community services and the search has to offer as many as 57 species including Baidu Baike, a collaboratively built encyclopedia. Baidu was founded in 2000 by Robin Li and Eric Xu. They are PRC citizens who studied abroad before returning to China. Inc. are trademarks registered in the Cayman Islands.

Robin Li, born November 17, 1968) is a Chinese Internet entrepreneur and co-founder of China's most popular Baidu search engine. He is the richest man in China with a personal fortune estimated to be $ 10.2 billion.

Li studied information management at Peking University and the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. In 2000 he founded Baidu with Eric Xu. He has been CEO of Baidu since January 2004, which is listed on NASDAQ in August 2005. Li has been listed as one of 15 scientists Asia To Watch Asia Scientist Magazine on May 15, 2011.

Early years

Li was born in the city of Yangquan in Shanxi Province, China, where he spent most of his childhood. Both his parents were factory workers. Li was the fourth of five children, and the only man among the five.

Li recognized by the College of Yangquan first with the second highest score in the entrance examination. In high school, Li enjoy computer classes and participating in programming competitions major cities. In 1987, Li participated in the China National College Entrance Exam and achieved the highest score among all the examinees in Yangquan. Subsequently, he studied at Peking University where he studied information management and received his Bachelor of Science.

In the fall of 1991, Li went to the State University of New York at Buffalo in the U.S. to study for a doctorate in computer science. He received his Master of Science in 1994 after deciding not to pursue a PhD.

The road to Baidu

In 1994, Li joined IDD Information Services, New Jersey division of Dow Jones and Company, where he helped develop software for the online edition of The Wall Street Journal [6]. He also worked on improving algorithms for search engines. He remained at IDD Information Services from May 1994 until June 1997.

In 1996, while on the IDD, Li developed a site-score Rankdex algorithm for search engine ranking pages,  which was awarded a U.S. patent.  He then uses this technology to the search engine Baidu.

Li has worked as a staff engineer for Infoseek, a pioneer Internet search engine company, from July 1997 until December 1999.

One more important achievements of his innovative image search function that is used by

In the nine years since founding Baidu in January 2000, Li had become China's largest search engine company, with more than 70% market share, and third-largest independent search engine in the world. In 2005, Baidu successfully completed an IPO on NASDAQ, and in 2007 became the first Chinese company to enter the NASDAQ-100 Index.

He appeared in CNN Money's annual list of "50 people who matter now" in 2007.


In 1998, he published a book on Silicon Valley Business War on the land according to his work and life experience in Silicon Valley.

In late 1999, he brought investment risk back to China to find his friend Eric Xu Baidu.

In 2001, he titled "China's Top Ten Innovative Pilot"

In 2002 and 2003, he was honored the "Top Ten Celebrities TI" TI

In April 2004, he was elected the second session of "China Top Ten Outstanding Young Person Software"

On December 23, 2005, he was honored twelfth session "ASEAN Youth Award

On May 28, he was honored of "2005 CCTV Chinese economy figure of" CCTV2005

On December 10, 2006 he was voted the world's "Best Business Leader 'of the American Business Weekly

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