William Ding also referred as Ding Lei was born on 1st October 1971 at Fenghua, Ningbo, Zhejiang Province. He completed his graduation degree in Electronic Science and Technology from Chengdu College, China. The college is now known as University of Electronic Science and Technology, China. Just after taking his graduation degree he joined as an engineer at Ningbo working for the local state department. In 1997 he founded NetEase Internet Company which took the online gaming experience to masses.
With the starting of the company, he was able to build different types of games for PCs and Mobiles. He is one of the essential contributors that helped in the development of computer networks in China. In 2015 William started of invest in real properties and for this, in December he traveled to The United Kingdom and Zimbabwe. While in that particular year he was already the wealthiest person living in China.
William Ding’s Parents and Wife
There is not much of the information of William’s parents. He is married to Wang Xunfang in the year 2006. There is no information regarding children of William and Wang. As being one of the wealthiest men in China he got different plans of his own.
William Ding’s NetEase Internet Company
NetEase or www.163.com is an internet service provider company in China. It is centered on community, content, commerce and communication. NetEase is now one of the biggest online game providers for PC and Mobile. It also has its own e-mail & advertising services and platform for e-commerce. NetEase found their way reaching every people when games online games started to showcase in Mobile Platforms. There were not many online games at that time. As online gaming consoles were only limited to PC the concept of a Mobile phone was a new starting for massive expansion.
People also started to take interest and it went crazy with some games like Westward Journey Online 2 and few others. By the year 2014 August NetEase was able to launch their first headquarters in the land of the United States. Within 2015 the San Francisco Based Chinese technology company provided funding scheme for different independent developers. With the scheme, it provides a total of $500,000 for each developer fund in advertising and marketing. At that time NetEase made an investment of $2.5 million in Reforged Studios which a private game studio in Helsinki.
William Ding’s Progress With the Company
- June 2000 the NetEase company official got listed on NASDAQ.
- March 2001 William was working as the Chief Architecture of the company. He started to work on planning strategies and design for NetEase. Within June to September, he was the Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Executive Officer.
- 10th January 2005 William started to donate a sum of $1 million and 200 thousand for rebuilding homes by tsunami under the banner of Red Cross Society.
- 28th November 2005 William was appointed as the official Chief Executive Office for NetEase internet Service Company.
- 2009 William declared the upcoming plans for the coming years.
- 23rd March 2011 William announced the Economic Development Zone in Anji County, a pig farm in the province of Zhejiang, Huzhou City. The area covers a total 1200 acres area and the plan consist the area size of 10000.
- 6th November 2013 William contacted with the public in an event where he showed that Pigs can eat.
- 2013 ending the pig farm was having more than 400 pigs and a total of 100 different types of variety.
- 6th January 2015 William became a co-founder of the game player.
- 20th May 2015 William Started 520 different types of games on NetEase.
- 16th December 2015 he attended Opening Ceremony of World Internet Conference Second Session.
William Ding’s Net Worth
William’s internet online gaming made a huge in the market. He has a total Net worth of $14.7 Billion USD.