A self-made man, Chinese entrepreneur Jia Yueting’s name has become synonym with online video industry. Holding the 78th position in China Rich List and the 557th position in the World Billionaire List according to Forbes, Jia Yueting’s Letv.com has become the most acknowledged and influential professional long video website. With an asset of about $4.1 billion as cited by Forbes, Yueting now dreams of making an electric car to help reduce air pollution in China.
Jia Yueting was born in 1973 in Xiangfen County in the coal producing Shanxi province in the north of China. A postgraduate in business administration, Jia Yueting started his career at the tender age of 22 as a technical support officer in the tax office of the Shanxi province. He was given the responsibility of maintaining the internal network for a county taxation office in Shanxi. Jia did not work for long in the tax office and quit in less than a year to open his own technical consultancy firm.