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Founder & CEO, of Zoom Video Communications. Inspired by Bill Gates, who spoke in Japan in 1995, Eric Yuan moved from Beijing to Silicon Valley in 1997, to join the tech boom. Upon arriving in the US, Yuan joined WebEx, a web conferencing startup. The company was acquired by Cisco Systems in 2007, at which time he became vice president of engineering. In 2011, Yuan pitched a new smartphone-friendly video conferencing system to Cisco management. When the idea was rejected, Yuan left Cisco to establish his own company, Zoom Video Communications. In 2019, Zoom became a public company via an initial public offering at which time Yuan became a billionaire.
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