Wang Xing, co-founder, chairman and chief executive officer of China’s Meituan-Dianping at the debut of the company on the Hong Kong Exchanges in September 2018. Photo: Reuters
Wang Xing, co-founder, chairman and chief executive officer of China’s Meituan-Dianping at the debut of the company on the Hong Kong Exchanges in September 2018. Photo: Reuters

Meet self-made tech billionaire Wang Xing, founder of Meituan: after failed social media networks based on Facebook and Twitter, he made big bucks with a Groupon-inspired shopping platform

  • He graduated from Tsinghua University and went on to build Chinese versions of Friendster, Facebook (later bought and rebranded as Renren) and Twitter
  • In 2015, he merged Meituan with another Chinese group buying site, Dianping, naming the new company Meituan-Dianping – now he’s worth US$20 billion

Wang Xing, co-founder, chairman and chief executive officer of China’s Meituan-Dianping at the debut of the company on the Hong Kong Exchanges in September 2018. Photo: Reuters
Wang Xing, co-founder, chairman and chief executive officer of China’s Meituan-Dianping at the debut of the company on the Hong Kong Exchanges in September 2018. Photo: Reuters
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