Headquartered in Shenzhen, Tencent is one of China's and the world's largest internet services companies, with interests in media, entertainment, web and mobile communications, advertising, e-commerce and internet banking.

The operator of China’s biggest social messaging platform paid its top executive almost US$40 million in 2016, topping the highest executive salaries at Apple, Amazon or IBM.

Tencent’s 2016 executive pay surpasses Apple, IBM

The stock price of Tencent Holdings have touched new heights, catapulting the operator of China’s biggest social messaging platforms into the largest Asian company by market capitalisation.