FOR­REST LI

Hong Kong Tatler - - Asia's Top 50 -

WHY HIM? For­rest Li is the mav­er­ick be­hind Garena, South­east Asia’s most valu­able start-up. How valu­able, you might ask? US$3.75 bil­lion, which makes it the re­gion’s largest uni­corn (a start-up val­ued at more than US$1 bil­lion). THE BIZ Dubbed Singapore’s an­swer to Alibaba, the com­pany is a con­sumer plat­form provider that started off as an online-gam­ing dar­ling be­fore branch­ing out into e-com­merce, so­cial net­works and online pay­ments. Li es­tab­lished it in 2009 and has been its chair­man and CEO ever since.

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