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This page contains a list of the greatest Taiwanese Businesspeople. The pantheon dataset contains 604 Businesspeople, 4 of which were born in Taiwan. This makes Taiwan the birth place of the 23rd most number of Businesspeople behind Israel and Ireland.

Top 4

The following people are considered by Pantheon to be the most legendary Taiwanese Businesspeople of all time. This list of famous Taiwanese Businesspeople is sorted by HPI (Historical Popularity Index), a metric that aggregates information on a biography’s online popularity.

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1. Terry Gou (1950 - )

With an HPI of 63.34, Terry Gou is the most famous Taiwanese Businessperson.  His biography has been translated into 22 different languages on wikipedia.

Terry Gou (Chinese: 郭台銘; pinyin: Guō Táimíng; born 18 October 1950) is a Taiwanese billionaire businessman who is the founder, chairman and general manager of Foxconn. Foxconn is the world's largest contract manufacturer of electronics, with factories in several countries, mostly in mainland China where it employs 1.2 million people and is its largest private employer and exporter.

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2. Steve Chen (1978 - )

With an HPI of 59.66, Steve Chen is the 2nd most famous Taiwanese Businessperson.  His biography has been translated into 28 different languages.

Steven Shih Chen (Chinese: 陳士駿; pinyin: Chén Shìjùn; born August 25, 1978) is a Taiwanese American Internet entrepreneur who is one of the cofounders and previous chief technology officer of the video-sharing website YouTube. After having cofounded the company AVOS Systems, Inc. and built the video-sharing app MixBit, he joined Google Ventures in 2014. In March 2019 he became advisor to Theta, a new peer to peer video streaming network that uses blockchain technology.

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3. Jerry Yang (1968 - )

With an HPI of 58.07, Jerry Yang is the 3rd most famous Taiwanese Businessperson.  His biography has been translated into 38 different languages.

Jerry Chih-Yuan Yang (born November 6, 1968) is a Taiwanese-American billionaire computer programmer, internet entrepreneur, and venture capitalist. He is the co-founder and former CEO of Yahoo! Inc.

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4. Jensen Huang (1963 - )

With an HPI of 57.15, Jensen Huang is the 4th most famous Taiwanese Businessperson.  His biography has been translated into 17 different languages.

Jen-Hsun "Jensen" Huang (Chinese: 黃仁勳; pinyin: Huáng Rénxūn; born February 17, 1963) is a Taiwanese-American electrical engineer and business executive who serves as president and CEO of the Nvidia Corporation, which he co-founded in 1993. Huang graduated from Oregon State University before moving to California. He earned a master's degree from Stanford University. In 2008, Forbes listed him as the 61st highest paid CEO in a list of U.S. CEOs and one of the wealthiest Asian Americans.

Pantheon has 4 people classified as businesspeople born between 1950 and 1978. Of these 4, 4 (100.00%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living businesspeople include Terry Gou, Steve Chen, and Jerry Yang.

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