About: Robin Li


Robin Li is co-founder of the Chinese Search-Engine and eCommerce giant Baidu. Interested in computer sciences since high school he pursued knowledge in universities and finding practical experiences in Silicon Valley – all that to found Baidu and taking it to the major league of technology organisations in only a few years.

Quick Biography

  • 1968: Born in Yangquan, Shanxi, China
  • 1987: Obtained the best score of his city, in high school computer science exam
  • 1991 : Bachelor of Science in Information Management (Peking University)
  • 1994: Master of Computer Science (University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, USA)
  • 1994: Senior Consultant at IDD Information Services (division of Dow Jones & Company)
  • 1995: Marriage with Dongmin “Melissa” Ma (in New Jersey, USA)
  • 1997: Senior Engineer at InfoSeek
  • 1998: Writing the book “Silicon Valley Business War”
  • 1999: Received US patent for a hyperlink analysis system
  • 1999: Watching a feature interview of Jerry Yang (Yahoo! founder) in Stanford University, which inspired him to found Baidu and the thought was “pushed” by wife Melissa
  • 2000: Founding Baidu, being chairman (Co-founder Eric Xu was CEO and resigned in 2004, handing the CEO title to Robin)
  • 2005: Baidu became a NASDAQ-listed public company
  • 2007: Baidu is first Chinese company to be included in the NASDAQ-100 Index
  • 2013: Member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference

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