Eric Yuan
Courtesy of Zoom
United States China
2022

Zoom Video Communications

Eric
Yuan

Founder / Chairman / CEO

When COVID-19 hit in early 2020, the teleconferencing ser­vices Yuan offered with Zoom became essential for conducting business in Holly­wood — and pretty much everywhere else — fast turning him into a multi­billionaire. Lockdowns have now subsided, but Zoom remains a fixture of a transformed business landscape, used for everything from meetings and interviews to script conferences and auditions. And Yuan keeps tweaking it. Over the past year, Zoom has forged platform innovations including a digital whiteboard, an omni­channel contact center and the ability to pre-book workspaces. In Q2 of its 2023 fiscal year, it sold a record number of licenses, up more than 100% year-over-year, reaching 4 million seats. Then in November, Zoom announced a partnership with AMC Theaters to facilitate “Zoom Rooms” at 17 venues in 2023 for teleconferencing and event-related purposes.

Career

  • Zoom Video Communications
  • Cisco Systems

Education

  • Shandong University of Science and Technology (China)
  • China University of Mining and Technology (China)
  • Stanford University (CA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2021 Variety500 Honoree

Philanthropy

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