Tony Zhang

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Zhang Zhidong
Born1972 (age 48–49)
Alma materShenzhen University
South China University of Technology
OccupationCo-founder and former CTO, Tencent
Net worthDecrease US$26.2 billion (As of 5 June 2021)[1]

Tony Zhang or by his Chinese name Zhang Zhidong (Chinese: 张志东, born 1972), is a Chinese businessman who is the co-founder, former CTO and second-largest individual shareholder of Tencent, a Chinese internet conglomerate.

Early life and education[edit]

Zhang Zhidong was born in 1971. He was in the same class at Shenzhen University as Tencent's founder, fellow billionaire Ma Huateng. He also has a master's degree from South China University of Technology.[2]


According to Forbes, Zhang Zhidong has a net worth of $24.1 billion, as of March 2021.[2]

Zhang was Tencent's Chief Technology Officer for 16 years until his retirement in September 2014.[2]

Personal life[edit]

He lives in Shenzhen.[2]


  1. ^ "Bloomberg Billionaires Index: Zhang ZhiDong". Bloomberg. Retrieved 5 June 2021.
  2. ^ a b c d "Zhang Zhidong". Forbes. Archived from the original on 20 September 2015. Retrieved 15 September 2015.