Tencent founder Pony Ma was an aspiring astronomer and earned his first sum of money for a report and photograph of Halley’s Comet using a telescope that cost his father four months of wages. Photo: AP

Pony Ma steers Tencent to 20th anniversary with eye on industrial internet

  • The 47-year-old is at the helm of a sprawling internet empire built on the pillars of online gaming, social networking and mobile payments
  • Ma is faced with reinventing the company yet again, this time by shepherding its resources to the industrial internet
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Tencent founder Pony Ma was an aspiring astronomer and earned his first sum of money for a report and photograph of Halley’s Comet using a telescope that cost his father four months of wages. Photo: AP
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