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Lei Jun

Lei Jun CNBC Next 25
Benjamin Wachenje

Title: Founder, chairman and CEO, Xiaomi Tech

Born: December 16, 1969, Xiantao, Hubei, China

Education: BS in engineering, Wuhan University

Early Marker: CEO of Kingsoft, maker of Microsoft-clone software.

Big Idea: Xiaomi, a supplier of Apple-clone smartphones and consumer electronic devices for the mobile Internet.

Wave of the Future: Mobile Internet

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