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.