Video conferencing app, Zoom, has registered an average of 200 million users daily all over the world as businesses are allowing employees to adopt the technology since they work from their homes.
Business Insider reports that Eric Yuan built the video conferencing organisation for $35 billion nine years, but within the last three months of COVID-19 attack, the 49-year-old has made $4 billion increasing his networth to $7.57 billion.
Yuan declined to comment on his net worth, career, or personal life when reached by Business Insider, saying through a representative that he was busy working 18-hour days at Zoom.
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After only being in the billionaires club for a little over a year, Yuan has amassed a net worth of approximately $7.5 billion (R140 million).
Yuan was not available for comment by Business Life, a representative of his said that Eric was working 18-hour days for Zoom.
He was born in China’s Shandong province, his parents were mining engineers. He has a degree in applied mathematics and a master’s degree in engineering. He moved to California to start his company after being inspired by Bill Gates’s speech on the dot-com bubble, according to Bloomberg.
The app has become popular among political parties, corporate offices and schools.
Born in China to parents who were mining engineers, Yuan was reportedly denied visa to the United States eight times before he scaled through.
The master’s degree holder had, according to the report, worked for four years in Japan after he graduated.