|Real Name/Full Name||Pony Ma/Ma Huanteng|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Ma Huateng|
|Birth Place:||Shantou, China|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||29 October 1971|
|Age/How Old:||51 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 165 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 5″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 65 Kg
In Pounds – 143 lbs
|Parents Name:||Father –Ma Chenshu
Mother –Huang Huiqing
|Wife/Spouse Name:||Wang Dan-ting|
|Kids/Children Name:||Ma Manlin|
|Profession:||Politician, Businessman, Investor|
|Net Worth:||$75 Billion|
|Last Updated:||March 2023|
Ma Huateng is the co-founder of Tencent Company, one of the most influential companies not only in Asia but in the World. Thanks to Huateng, the World obtain its first internet messaging service. The ‘WeChat’ application was developed under his leadership and is currently used by more than 48% of internet users.
His company has further diversified and innovated other useful internet services such as enhancing online payment. Currently, the company is among the leading businesses driver not only in China but in the World.
As a result, Ma has earned the position of being among the most influential people on the planet. Currently, he is married to one wife, Wan, and they are happily living with their daughter Manlin.
Well, how well do you know about Ma Huateng? If not much, here is what we know about Ma Huateng to date.
Biography and Early Life
Ma Huateng was born on 29th October 1971 in Chaoyang, Shantou, China. His father is Ma Chenshu who a Shenzhen port manager. Ma enjoyed spending time with his father, and on most occasions, they will go to work together. His mother is Huang Huiqing.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Ma Huateng in 2023 and what is his height and weight? Well, Ma Huateng’s age is 51 years old as of today’s date 24th March 2023 having been born on 29 October 1971. Though, he is 5′ 5″ in feet and inches and 165 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 143 lbs in Pound and 65kg in Kilograms.
In 1989, Huateng enrolled in Shenzhen University. He pursued a degree in computer science, where he graduated in 1993. With a high IQ, he excelled in his academics.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
His Pony name is his family name in the English translation that means a horse. The name is not commonly used since being raised in China, and the citizens are more conversant with the Chinese version of the name. Having been his father’s companion to the Shenzhen port, he mastered the skill of conducting a successful business at a tender age that has helped him own and manages one of the most influential companies in the World.
He is married to his long-time girlfriend, Wang Dan-ting. The two lovers met during their day-to-day work at Tencent. Together, the couple is blessed with a daughter named Ma Manlin.
Is Ma Huateng Gay?
No. Ma Huateng is not gay. He is straight. He established a love relationship with an opposite-gender leading to his marriage with Wang. Besides, he has a daughter of his own. Thus, Ma is not gay.
Ma has worked as a telecommunications services and products supplier in his first job with China Motion Telecom. Besides being a computer scientist guru of the company, he was entrusted with the role of developing pagers software. The company paid him an estimated salary of $176 per month. Later, he worked with Shenzhen Runxun Communications Co Ltd. In this new role, he was in charge of internet calling services and research.
Having gained real-life experience in the later telecommunications company, Ma, together with his four classmates, founded the company Tencent. Tencent Company is also popularly known as QQ in China. The company was mainly involved in innovations, and its breakthrough came in 1996. In that year, the company developed the first Internet messaging service in the World that was showcased by Huateng as ICQ.
Later in 1999, another better-advanced form of ICQ was developed and named OICQ. OICQ has an additional service including but not limited to enhancing online payment techniques, online advertising, offers online media entertainment, and many more internet service-based applications. These products became a hit in the market and currently have the largest registered users in China.
2011 in January, his company launched one of the most used applications ‘WeChat.’ The application is the leading instant messaging platform not only in China but globally. In fact, research shows that over 48% of internet users in the Asia-Pacific region uses ‘WeChat’ for communication. Tencent company’s future goals include coming up with a successful ‘internet hospital’ capable of doing long-distance diagnoses and medicine delivery, as stated by Ma in 2015.
- He featured in ‘Forbes’ as being in the top 10 richest people in the World in 2015
- ‘CEOWORLD Magazine’ featured him as the ‘Most Powerful People in the World’ in 2018.
- ‘Forbes’ featured Huateng as the most powerful in the World in 2017
- In ‘Time’ magazine, he got featured in the list of most influential persons in the World in 2018, 2017, and 2014.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Ma Huateng in 2023
As of 2023, Ma Huateng’s net worth is $75 billion. His net worth comes from the diversification of his business. He owns 9% of Tencent Holdings. His earnings worth $2 billion from Tencent Holdings is used for charity purposes that he donated in 2016. Besides, he owns art and other property valued at $150 million. He has several residential apartments covering an area of 19,600 square feet located in Hong Kong.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
Ma Huateng is China’s richest man. Through his company, Ma drives the economy of China through various services and inventions made by his company. In fact, he is among the most influential persons in China, let alone in the World.
Huateng is a hard-working person who has used his academic prowess to revolutionized China and the World at large using various internet services applications. To date, he features among the World’s top 10 richest people on the planet, and he is the richest man in China. He is happily married and has a daughter.