Robin Li

Robin Li (zh-sp|s=李彦宏|p=Lǐ Yànhóng) (1968 –) is a Chinese entrepreneur.

The fourth of five children, he grew up during China's Cultural Revolution. Li studied information management at Peking University and the State University of New York, Buffalo. In 2000 he founded Baidu with Eric Xu (徐勇). He has been the CEO of Baidu since January 2004, which was listed in NASDAQ in August 2005. [ [http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/biz/archives/2005/08/07/2003266803 Taipei Times (7th Aug 2005)] ]

Professional

After completing his master's degree at SUNY Buffalo in 1994, he joined a New Jersey division of Dow Jones and Company, where he helped develop a software program for the online edition of "The Wall Street Journal". [ [http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/bizfocus/archives/2006/09/17/2003328060 Taipei Times: "Robin Li's vision powers Baidu's Internet search dominance" (17th Sep 2006)] ]

Robin Li is the initiator of ESP technology, and successfully used it in the Infoseek/Go.com search engine. Another of his important innovative achievements was the picture search of Go.com. [ [http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2005/dec/08/piracy.news The Guardian: "Interview: Robin Li, founder of Baidu.com" (8th December 2005)] ]

He was listed in the CNN Money annual "50 people who matter now" in 2007. [ [http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2007/biz2/0706/gallery.50whomatter.biz2/34.html CNN Money, June 2007, "50 people who matter now"] ]

References

External links

* [http://ir.baidu.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=188488&p=irol-govBio&ID=138201 Robin Li Bibliography page at Baidu]
* [http://www.asiaing.com/ceos-letter-baidu.com-2006-annual-report.html Robin Li, CEO's Letter]
* [http://www.asia-inc.com/May05/Hchina_RobinLi_may.htm Asia.com May 5 2005]


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