Zhang Yiming

1983 - Today

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Zhang Yiming (Chinese: 张一鸣; born April 1, 1983) is a Chinese internet entrepreneur. He founded ByteDance in 2012, developed the news aggregator Toutiao and the video sharing platform Douyin (internationally known as TikTok). As of March 2024, Zhang's personal wealth was estimated at US$40.2 billion, according to Bloomberg Billionaires Index (US$43.4 billion, according to Forbes), making him the second-richest person in China, after Zhong Shanshan. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Zhang Yiming has received more than 1,989,213 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Zhang Yiming is the 704th most popular businessperson (down from 640th in 2019), the 1,045th most popular biography from China (down from 989th in 2019) and the 20th most popular Chinese Businessperson.

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  • 41.25

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  • 15

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  • 5.03

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 1.95

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among businesspeople, Zhang Yiming ranks 704 out of 847Before him are Ilya Segalovich, Dorabji Tata, Harley Earl, Tony Fernandes, Peter Ueberroth, and Stockton Rush. After him are Ashley Biden, Bakary Gassama, Noumandiez Doué, Charles Erwin Wilson, Chandrashekhar Agashe, and Andrew Ng.

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Among people born in 1983, Zhang Yiming ranks 189Before him are Derek Boateng, Ashley Johnson, Jádson, Oleksandra Matviichuk, Amber Tamblyn, and Arouna Koné. After him are Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark, Aidan Turner, Mariano Andújar, Grégory Lemarchal, Alicja Bachleda-Curuś, and Edson Braafheid.

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In China

Among people born in China, Zhang Yiming ranks 1,045 out of 1,610Before him are Sun Zhengcai (1963), Shan Sa (1972), Liu Boming (1966), Han Geng (1984), Zhang Jike (1988), and Sun Li (1982). After him are Wei Wei (1963), Zhang Jingchu (1980), Jiang Jialiang (1964), Ruth Graham (1920), Zhang Zilin (1984), and Huang Zitao (1993).


Among businesspeople born in China, Zhang Yiming ranks 20Before him are Li Shufu (1963), Meng Wanzhou (1972), Wendi Deng Murdoch (1968), Chai Ling (1966), Xu Rongmao (1950), and Changpeng Zhao (1977). After him are Yang Huiyan (1981), Eric Yuan (1970), Zhou Qunfei (1970), Zhang Xin (1965), and Xu Hang (null).