Wang Xing, 39
Wang attempted Twitter-, Facebook-, and Friendster-like startups, but none were as successful as the Groupon inspired firm he launched in 2010 and grew to offer meal delivery, hotel bookings, movie tickets, and more. Its 2015 merger with Dianping introduced reams of user-generated content, such as restaurant reviews, photos and recommendations. Now the combined entity is one of the largest “unicorns” with a valuation of $30 billion— a superapp Wang has called “Amazon for services.” This year he added bike-sharing to that list with the acquisition of China phenom Mobike; now the company is gearing up for a $60 billion IPO.
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