Achievements

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      He started exploring his IT skills in a firm named IDD Information Services.

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      Three years of tenure of working there, he built the Rankdex site-scoring algorithm. This scored a U.S patent which he later used for his own, Baidu Search Engine.

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      Li had published a book way back in 1998 – Business War in Silicon Valley which was well acclaimed and received the George W Thorn Award.

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      In 2002 and 2003, consecutively, he was named amongst the IT Ten Famous Persons in the World. Also he was the 12th Session of ASEAN Youth Award. In 2006, Robin Li was named the World’s Best Business Leader by the American Business Weekly.

Robin Li bought a property worth $17 Million which has 6 bedrooms and is located in New York.

Robin Li’s Baidu Foundation and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are jointly working to motivate smokers to quit.

Possessions

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      It may possibly happen, if the rumour mills are to be trusted, that Robin Li is all set to buy the Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club.

Interesting Facts

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      Robin Li’s Baidu is one of the three dominating Chinese forces along with Alibaba and Tencent, forming a trio called BAT!

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      Robin Li’s parents belonged to labour class. They were survived by a job in a local factory. Out of the five kids, he was the only boy.

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      Baidu means ‘hundred times’ and the name is pronounced – By-Doo. This name got its inspiration from a dynasty poem song of China.

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      The IT world took itself for a surprise when Baidu first appeared on NASDAQ. The reason was simple, the share prices of Baidu leaped from $27 to $151 in just one day of work. This had never happened in USA stock market before.

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      Robin Li’s Baidu Foundation in collaboration with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has been putting a joint effort to motivate smokers to quit.

Robin Li as suggested by reports is interested to purchase, Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club.