Robin Li is an entrepreneur and philanthropist from China. Also known as Li Yanhong, he was born on November 17, 1968 in Yangquan, Shanxi region of China. Robin is best known for being the Co-founder of the Chinese internet search engine Baidu along with Eric Xu. He graduated from the Peking University and the University of Buffalo in Information Management and currently serves as the CEO and Chairman of Baidu Inc.
along with being a member of the Board of Directors at the Education & Technology Group Inc. Apart from being a successful businessman, Li is known for supporting causes for sustained development and was appointed as the Co-Chair of the Independent Expert Advisory Group regarding Data Revolution by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon.
Let us now look at the illustrious Li Family
Robin was born to a middle class family in China and both of his parents were factory workers. They worked a great deal in order to provide for the family of five children. Robin was brought up in a poor household but his mother had been a source of strength for him and inspired him to continue with his studies. Li was the only son and has four sisters.
Robin is known to have a total of four sisters and all of them are well settled in life.
Li Spouse – Dongmin Melissa Ma
Robin Li is married to Dongmin Melissa Ma. He met her in 1995 in New York at a party that was arranged for the Chinese students studying in the United States at that time. They were married on October 10th, the same year after dating for only 6 months. As of now the couple have four children. It is said that it was Dongmin who had encouraged Robin to take up internet entrepreneurship and make a living from it and the rest is history. The couple devotes their time supporting many charitable organizations in China and all across the globe.
Robin with his wife Dongmin Melissa has a total of four children; three daughters and a son.
As of 2015, Robin Li has a net worth of USD 14.8 billion. This makes him the 62nd richest person in the world and the 5th richest in all of China.