Zoom CEO Eric Yuan makes Forbes' billionaires list as Americans turn to videoconferencing

by Daniel Payne · Apr 7th, 2020 1:26 pm

Last Updated Apr 7th, 2020 at 5:35 pm

Eric Yuan, the founder and CEO of the web-based videoconferencing platform Zoom, has made the Forbes billionaires list for the first time, topping out with a net worth of $5.5 billion as use of his platform has skyrocketed during the coronavirus pandemic.

Nearly nine out of 10 Americans are under stay-at-home orders from state governors, mayors, and other authorities. Many Americans have turned to Zoom to help facilitate work-from-home arrangements.

Yuan founded the company in 2011 after working at WebEx and as a vice president for Cisco. He was born in Shandong, China, and came to the United States in 1995.


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