Lei Jun

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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

Latest Special Reports

  • Between new federal tax bill changes and underutilized deductions, CNBC finds ways to save money while filing taxes.

  • Coverage of the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland.

  • To turn the page on structural racism, communities are Changing The Narrative. In this series, CNBC explores the central themes of racial healing through stories addressing implicit bias in economic data, the major obstacles to racial equity at work, how fiscal investment can change the narrative on minority entrepreneurship and the ramifications of the great resignation in the Black community.

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