Zhang Yiming (second from right) seen visiting his old school, Yongding No 1 Middle School in Fujian, in June. Photo: Handout Zhang Yiming (second from right) seen visiting his old school, Yongding No 1 Middle School in Fujian, in June. Photo: Handout
Zhang Yiming (second from right) seen visiting his old school, Yongding No 1 Middle School in Fujian, in June. Photo: Handout

ByteDance founder Zhang Yiming donates 500 million yuan for education amid rush by tech billionaires to show charitable side after Beijing crackdown

  • Zhang’s photo op at his old middle school marked a rare public appearance for the outgoing ByteDance CEO, whose net worth is estimated at US$44.5 billion
  • Pinduoduo founder Colin Huang was most generous Chinese philanthropist last year, donating US$1.85 billion to various causes

Topic |   Philanthropy
Zhang Yiming (second from right) seen visiting his old school, Yongding No 1 Middle School in Fujian, in June. Photo: Handout Zhang Yiming (second from right) seen visiting his old school, Yongding No 1 Middle School in Fujian, in June. Photo: Handout
Zhang Yiming (second from right) seen visiting his old school, Yongding No 1 Middle School in Fujian, in June. Photo: Handout
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