Hong Kong Tatler - - Asia's Top 50 -

The 38-year-old elec­tron­ics en­gi­neer is founder and CEO of, a Groupon­style deal-of-the-day site, and has ap­peared on Forbes’ rich list for two con­sec­u­tive years. THE BIZ With in­vest­ment from Alibaba, the site he founded in 2010 is go­ing from strength to strength and had 200 mil­lion users by 2015. Yet Wang Xing remains pretty grounded and can of­ten be found with his nose in a good book.


WHY HIM? This 40-year-old tech wizard is the masked vig­i­lante of the web, a Bat­man for the dig­i­tal age, fight­ing cy­ber­crime one pass­word at a time. THE BIZ In­spired by his love of the online game World of War­craft, he started his com­pany, Peo­plenet, in 2007. Since then he has trans­formed se­cu­rity tech­nol­ogy to erase net­work vul­ner­a­bil­i­ties and cre­ate cut­ting-edge dy­namic pass­word pro­tec­tion, mak­ing the net a safer place for us all.

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