Terry Gou

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Terry Gou (Chinese: 郭台銘; pinyin: Guō Táimíng; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Koeh Tâi-bêng; born 18 October 1950) is a Taiwanese billionaire businessman and politician. Gou is the founder and former chairman and chief executive officer of Foxconn, the world's largest contract manufacturer of electronics. Founded in 1974, Foxconn grew to become an international business empire, becoming the largest private employer and exporter in mainland China with a workforce of 1.2 million. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Terry Gou has received more than 1,172,045 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Terry Gou is the 203rd most popular businessperson (up from 322nd in 2019), the 9th most popular biography from Taiwan (up from 14th in 2019) and the most popular Taiwanese Businessperson.

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  • 1.2M

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  • 56.90

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  • 25

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.46

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.37

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among businesspeople, Terry Gou ranks 203 out of 847Before him are Morris Chang, Jamsetji Tata, Dieter Schwarz, Stavros Niarchos, Friedrich Krupp, and Friedrich Alfred Krupp. After him are Vidal Sassoon, Hans Wilsdorf, George Gallup, Adriano Galliani, Louis Réard, and Rosalía Mera.

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Among people born in 1950, Terry Gou ranks 109Before him are Victoria Principal, John Landis, James Rothman, Joe Perry, Tom Petty, and Barbara Sukowa. After him are Ken Kutaragi, Steve McCurry, Nancy Allen, Frank Stallone, Loredana Bertè, and Ernesto Samper.

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In Taiwan

Among people born in Taiwan, Terry Gou ranks 9 out of 116Before him are Lee Teng-hui (1923), Ang Lee (1954), Momofuku Ando (1910), William Lai (1959), Chen Shui-bian (1950), and Yuan T. Lee (1936). After him are Chen Chien-jen (1951), Teruo Nakamura (1919), Shu Qi (1976), Zheng Keshuang (1670), Takeshi Kaneshiro (1973), and Jensen Huang (1963).


Among businesspeople born in Taiwan, Terry Gou ranks 1After him are Jensen Huang (1963), Steve Chen (1978), Kai-Fu Lee (1961), Jerry Yang (1968), and Lisa Su (1969).