|Celebrated Name:||Ma Huateng|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Ma Huateng/Pony Ma|
|Age:||51 years old|
|Birth Date:||29 October 1971|
|Birth Place:||Chaoyang, Shantou, China|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Wang Dan-ting|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Yes ( Daughter, Ma Manlin)|
|Is Ma Huateng Gay?:||No|
|Profession:||Businessman, investor, and politician|
|Net Worth in 2023:||$48 billion|
|Last Updated:||September 2023|
Ma Huateng is a businessman, investor, and politician from China. He is the chairman and chief executive officer of Tencent, which is Asia’s most valuable company. Which is also one of the largest Internet and technology companies, and the biggest investment, gaming, and entertainment conglomerates in the world?
The company controls China’s biggest mobile instant messaging service, and its subsidiaries provide media, entertainment, payment systems, smartphones, internet-related services, value-added services, and other online advertising services, both in China and globally.
Maybe you know about Ma Huateng very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2023? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Ma Huateng’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.
Early Life & Biography
Ma Huateng was born on 29 October 1971, in Shantou, China. When Ma’s father, Ma Chenshu, got a job as a port manager in Shenzhen, Ma, accompanied him at a very early age. He studied at Shenzhen University in 1989 and then graduated in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science in computer science.
Ma carries the nickname “Pony,” which is derived from the English translation of his family name, which means “horse.” Ma’s seldom appears in the media and is known for his secretive lifestyle.
Ma Huateng’s wealth comes from the 9 percent stake in Tencent Holdings. He currently owns property in Hong Kong and art pieces, which worth $150 million. He owns a redeveloped residence of 19,600 sq ft in Hong Kong.
In 2016, Ma donated $2 billion worth of Tencent shares, to his charitable foundation. However, Forbes has not till decreased his net worth as the shares are still listed under his name.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 29 October 1971, Ma Huateng is 51 years old as of today’s date 25th September 2023. His height is 1.65 m tall, and his weight is 65 kg.
Ma’s first job was with China Motion Telecom Development, which is a supplier of telecommunications services and products. He was in charge of developing software for pagers there. He currently earned $176 per month. It has been found that he also worked for Shenzhen Runxun Communications Co. Ltd. in the research and department for Internet calling services.
In 1988, along with four other classmates, Ma went on to co-found Tencent. In 1996, the company’s first product came after Ma participated in ICQ, which is the world’s first Internet instant messaging service. In 1999, Ma and his team had launched a similar software, with a Chinese interface and a slightly different name – OICQ. The product very quickly became popular and garnered more than a million registered users, making it one of the largest such services in China.
In December 2015, Ma announced that Tencent would build an “internet hospital” set up in Wuzhen, that will provide medicine delivery and long-distance diagnoses.
By 2010, Ma created two competing teams of engineers and charged them with creating a new product. Then after two months, one team created an app for text messaging and group chat, “WeChat,” which launched in January 2011. As of 2015, WeChat is the largest instant messaging platform in the world, which is used by 48 percent of Internet users in the Asia-Pacific region.
Awards & Achievements
- Ma Huateng was honored by “Time” for several times. In 2007, 2014, and 2018, he was also being featured on their list of the most influential people in the world.
- In 2015, “Forbes” featured him on their list for the most powerful people in the world. In 2017, ‘Fortune’ has also included him on their list of the top businessmen of the world.
- In 2018, “CEOWORLD Magazine” honored him with a place on their list for the ‘Most Powerful People in the World.’
- In November 2017, Ma became the first Chinese businessman to be featured on “Forbes’s” list of the top 10 richest men in the world.
Net Worth & Salary of Ma Huateng in 2023
As of September 2023, Ma Huateng’s net worth is approximately $48 billion. He is one of the wealthiest businessmen in the world without any doubt. Ma Huateng is a Chinese internet entrepreneur who has earned this net worth by contributing everything to his profession.
Ma Huateng is one of a great businessman in China. He has done several useful things for the development of his nation. He is also an internet entrepreneur. He and his team have launched a very well known chatting/messaging app, “WeChat,” which is almost used by every person in today’s world. He is the wealthiest person of China, with a net worth of $44 billion. He is also a developer of telecommunications services. He is one of the greatest social server and an internet sensation.