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# 429 Zhang Fan $5.18B

Random fact: Goodix has about one-third of the global fingerprint sensor market.

Overview

Zhang is the chairman of Shenzhen Goodix Technology, the world's biggest provider of biometric authentication equipment for Android devices. The Shenzhen-based company makes semiconductors as well as fingerprint identification chips for use in mobile phones. It reported revenue of 3.7 billion yuan ($563 million) in 2018.

As of :
Last change +$10.4M ( +0.2%)
YTD change -$963M ( -15.7%)
Industry Technology
Biggest asset 603160 CH Equity
Citizenship China
Age 54
Wealth Self-made
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Net Worth Summary

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Zhang's fortune is mainly derived from his 47% stake in Shenzhen Goodix Technology, a mobile phone component maker in China. The Shenzhen-based business is the largest biometric authentication solution provider for Android devices in the world, according to the company's website. It reported revenue of 3.7 billion yuan ($563 million) in 2018.

Zhang own the shares directly, according to the company's 2019 third-quarter report. About 1% of his stake is pledged and removed from the net worth calculation.

The value of his cash holdings is based on an analysis of dividends, insider transactions, market performance and taxes.

Wang Li, a spokesperson of the company, declined to comment on the net worth calculation.

Biography

Birthdate: 12/29/1965
Family: Unknown, No children

Zhang was born in 1965 and graduated from University of Electronic Science and Technology of China in 1986. He worked in electronic component companies before founding Shenzhen Goodix in May 2002, according to the company's prospectus for its initial public offering.

The company began trading publicly in Shanghai in October 2016. It serves clients include Huawei, Xiaomi, Google, Amazon and Samsung.

Shenzhen Goodix became the largest biometric authentication solution provider for Android devices in the world, according to the company's website. A March 2019 report by Nikkei Asian Review also described it as the world's biggest provider of fingerprint sensor chips.

Milestones
  • 1965 Zhang Fan was born.
  • 1986 Graduated from University of Electronic Science and Technology of China.
  • 2002 Shenzhen Goodix Technology was founded.
  • 2016 Company begins trading publicly in Shanghai.